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Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105

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

Tori Schaffer


Tori Schaffer
Stansbury Park, Utah

Innovative research is necessary to make new discoveries to improve and advance the field of science. Forensic science is continually growing as new instrumentation is created to be faster and more sensitive than previously available. Unfortunately, many forensic laboratories do not have the time or resources to do the in-depth research necessary to keep up with these changes.

The MSFS program at Cedar Crest College offers research in all fields of forensic science. Students can create and work on a research project in their desired area of study to help further the field of forensic science. Research at Cedar Crest College explores and expands work on instrumentation used in the forensic science field, from high-performance thin-layer chromatography to Raman microspectroscopy, to create new methods that can be introduced for use by crime laboratories. In addition, students are encouraged to present their research at scientific conferences to communicate new findings with the scientific community further.

The Cedar Crest College MSFS program faculty members advise students about their research and in the classroom through their knowledge and expertise from working in the field. In addition, they incorporate new methods and advances in the field through their lectures. Through both research and the core curriculum at Cedar Crest College, students are encouraged to be innovative in their thinking and to help advance the field of forensic science.