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School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

Career Opportunities & Alumnae Success Stories

Explore the options that may be open to you after earning your Cedar Crest College degree.

Today more than ever, the criminal justice system has come to depend on the work of forensic scientists in determining the guilt or innocence of people suspected of committing a crime. As a graduate of one of our forensic science programs, you will have the knowledge, leadership and communication skills, and the professional connections you need to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market or to continue your studies.

With a degree in forensic science from one of our programs, you may:

  • Work as a forensic scientist in a federal, state, or local laboratory, including such agencies as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and New York City Police Department.
  • Work in the private sector as a scientist in a laboratory in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical research or other science-related industries
  • Attend a graduate program in forensic science (if you have taken the forensic science concentration) such as the one available at Cedar Crest College (More than 50 percent of our undergraduates go on to pursue graduate studies.)

Alumnae Careers

A few of the forensic science students who have landed great jobs upon graduating from Cedar Crest include:

  • Gabrielle DiPaola ’18 who works in DNA analysis for Bode Cellmark Forensics
  • Melanie Schade ’16 who is a serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police
  • Chandler Grant ’15 who works as a Pathology Assistant for Forensic Pathology Associates
  • Mackenzie Beyer ’15 who works as a forensic science technician for the Maine State Police
  • Angelica Wilz ’15 who is a serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police
  • Kathryn Lang '14, who is a drug chemist and clandestine drug laboratory investigator with the Pennsylvania State Police

Other agencies that have employed Cedar Crest forensic science graduates include:

  • Connecticut State Police
  • Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigations
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • New Jersey Office of Forensic Sciences
  • New York City Police Department
  • Oregon State Police
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Texas Department of Public Safety

Alumnae Graduate Studies

Our graduates have continued their studies at many prestigious colleges and universities including:

  • University of Arizona
  • Brown University
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of Connecticut
  • Dartmouth College
  • George Washington University
  • Marshall University
  • University of Michigan
  • Seton Hall University
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Rutgers University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University