Forensic Sciences Option in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or Chemistry Program Description

Stevenson University offers two program options in the study of forensic sciences. One option is a BS/MS program where students can earn a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, or chemistry in four years and a master's degree in forensic sciences in as little as one additional year. For additional information regarding the B.S. degree in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry please see the biochemistry, biotechnology, or chemistry sections of this catalog. The other option is a two-year master's degree program, which is described more fully in the Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog and on the Stevenson website at

Forensic sciences is an interdisciplinary and applied course of study which plays a crucial role in the legal justice system. Advances in instrumentation and technology have opened up new approaches to solving crime, and the need for individuals trained in both science and the law is growing. Graduates of our program will be prepared for employment in local, state or federal government crime laboratories, forensics laboratories, DNA testing facilities, industry, and continued study at the doctoral level.

Our forensic sciences program is the only one of its kind to be offered in partnership with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. Stevenson's partnership with the Maryland State Police (MSP) means that students in our program are being trained by some of the top experts in the field. On-site, practical training at the state-of-the-art MSP forensic sciences laboratories and other local forensics laboratories provides an exceptional opportunity for our students to experience “real-life” forensic sciences.