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Forensic Science Major Receives National Accreditation

April 13, 2022

Lasell University’s bachelor of science degree in forensic science is now accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in conjunction with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Lasell’s program is the only undergraduate offering in Massachusetts with FEPAC accreditation and the second in all of New England. 

The FEPAC accreditation process employs rigorous standards that assure and advance academic quality at accredited institutions. According to School of Health Sciences Dean Cris Haverty, students who graduate from Lasell’s forensic science program will have an advantage in the job market, since FEPAC accredited programs meet the requirements of laboratory employers. 

Lasell University’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science program prepares students for careers in crime scene investigations, crime and commercial laboratories, and trace evidence examination. The program’s curriculum immerses students in applied coursework in both the sciences and criminal justice through case studies, field experiences, and mock crime scene setups. Students have interned with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab and local police departments, and recent alumni have secured jobs as DNA analysts, medical examiner assistants, and more.