Contact: Dr. Khalid Lodhi
Office: Lyons Science Annex, room 220
Phone: (910) 672-1650
The Study of forensic science engages the students in the application of scientific principles and methods for the evaluation of evidence. the mission of the Bachelor of Science degree program in forensic science is to produce technically and skilled graduates who have the basic foundation science and laboratory problem solving skills necessary for success in the modern crime laboratory, and who will contribute to the forensic science community. Students will receive preparation in areas such DNA analysis, forensic biology, forensic chemistry and toxicology. The program will also equip the students with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare reports documenting their findings and laboratory techniques used, and to provide expert witness testimony on specific laboratory findings. Upon completion of the forensic science program graduates will be prepared to function as forensic scientists and specialists, or for advanced study in forensic science, biomedical research, medicine and law.
Forensic Science applies scientific methodologies to the criminal justice system. the field of forensic science has received extensive exposure in recent years and is now regarded as highly respected discipline among scientists and criminality. Forensic science encompasses a wide array of disciplines including criminology, pathology, toxicology, etc. The educational background of professionals in this field is embedded heavily in the natural and behavioral sciences such chemistry, biology, physics, sociology and criminal justice. An undergraduate degree in forensic science can emphasize forensic analysis from a biological or chemical approach. Forensic biology puts emphasis on the measurements and procedures used in the examination of biological evidences and the importance of the information derived from the interpretations. In contrast, forensic chemistry primarily involves analysis of chemical samples as it relates to chemical purity and substance identification.
Successful completion of either concentration will lead to granting of bachelor of science degree in forensic science. Graduates of this program will be qualified to obtain enter level position in selected areas of major, graduate school, or profissional school.
The Mission of the Forensic Science program at Fayetteville State University is consistant with the mission and philosophy of FSU. The program provides students with quality education though the basic liberal-arts foundation and specialized professional training in Forensic Science. The Forensic Science program educates and prepares students with the ability to provide quality analysis of scientific evidences through various scientific methods and principles applicable to criminal justice and the law. The B.S. Degree in Forensic science provides students with an interdisciplinary course of study that prepares them for careers as forensic scientists, chemists, or biological scientists. In addition, the Forensic Science program serves as a solid foundation for the matriculation into graduate or professional schools.