The Master of Forensic Sciences in Forensic Molecular Biology (FMB) prepares students to work in crime laboratories as DNA analysts and technical leaders. Students pursuing the FEPAC-accredited degree learn to apply rigorous research and analysis skills to synthesize, interpret and understand crime scene evidence. Using state-of-the-art lab facilities, students learn chemical, physical, immunological and microscopic methods, and the theoretical and practical aspects of advanced methods, such as DNA extraction and data interpretation.
In their coursework, students might find themselves identifying body fluids at recreated crime scenes or participating in mock court cases. This simulated first-hand experience develops the ability to collect, protect and preserve evidence, as well serve as an expert witness in testimony.