Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2023 should pay a tuition deposit by May 1. Paying your deposit allows you to take advantage of class registration and housing options.
Experience Hands-On Laboratories and Real Crime Scene Simulations
Our forensic science degree program will prepare you for work in most sections of the forensic laboratory. You'll be immersed in the world of drugs, arson, toxicology, death investigations and DNA evidence.
Additionally, forensic science majors at Point Park University have the unique opportunity to investigate mock crime scenes in our crime scene investigation house — located right on campus.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in real-world internships. For example, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office is just a short walk away. We've also had students intern with UPMC Research, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Ocean City Police Department and Quest Diagnostics.
If you like applying chemistry, physics, biology and math to problems related to legal situations, then our forensic science degree program may be right for you.
Courses & Topics
Coursework is not for the faint of heart and includes an exploration of accidental deaths and suicide, crime scene photography, forensic autopsy photography, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, time of death and hands-on labs with collecting of trace evidence like hair, fiber, glass and then processing evidence found at the scene.
Accident/Suicide Death Investigation
Anatomy and Physiology
Development of the Death Investigation System
Forensic Real Crime Scene Investigation/Crime House
Natural Death Investigation and the Ethics of Forensic Science
Friday, February 24, 2023
Officers from the Supreme Court of the U.S. Police Department visited Point Park University to share job opportunities and information about joining the police force with students majoring in criminal justice, forensic science and intelligence and national security.
Friday, October 7, 2022
"At Point Park, my professors have hands-on experience in their field of study. They provide real-world examples to help us make meaningful connections to key concepts. I was drawn to Point Park for the internship opportunities offered, as well as the high percentage of students who get a job directly after graduation."
Friday, November 5, 2021
Students in several criminal justice and forensic science classes learned about summer internship and job opportunities available at the Ocean City Police Department as Officers Justin Koser and Yovanny Ramirez visited Point Park University's campus to discuss seasonal openings for police officers, public safety aids and 911 communication operators.