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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

Mission, Goals & Objectives


To teach and continually emphasize forensic science foundational principles in all aspects of instruction to help produce a future generation of competent, credible and ethical forensic scientists.

Goals & objectives for program students

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Forensic Science, students will:

  1. Have the necessary theoretical and practical background in all the primary areas of criminalistics for a career in forensic science. These topics include crime scene reconstruction, pattern analysis, microscopy, forensic molecular biology and forensic chemistry and toxicology.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills necessary for a career in Criminalistics.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret scientific data.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to provide proper scientific expert witness courtroom testimony.
  5. Demonstrate professional conduct and the personal characteristics expected of professionals in the Forensic Science community.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to be research scientists.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of current policy, legal, and ethical guidelines for professional forensic science practice