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    4+1 Program with Syracuse University

    About the Forensic Science 4+1 Program

    The 4+1 Forensic Science Program with Syracuse University provides guaranteed admission to the Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute of Syracuse University following completion of a bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry at Le Moyne. Students in the program receive a bachelor’s degree from Lemoyne and a master’s degree from Syracuse University.  

    Program Highlights

    • Unlike many forensic science programs with a basis in criminal justice, this program is based in chemistry and places a strong emphasis on the study of science for forensic applications.
    • Courses are taught by professionals active in their respective fields. You will be exposed to current practices and theories by the same people who are actively researching and applying these concepts.
    • Designed with input from forensic science professionals, the M.S. program features specialized courses developed and taught by experts in the field, a growing number of institutional partnerships, and internship opportunities for students.
    • Close proximity to the Onondaga County Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences, and numerous relationships with local and federal forensic organizations.


    A degree in forensics will prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings:

    • Federal Executive Branch
    • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
    • State Government
    • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Local Government
    • Law

    The many career paths include jobs such as:

    • Forensic Science Technician
    • Court Psychologists
    • Law Enforcement Officers
    • Forensic Microscopists
    • Medicolegal Death Investigators
    • Forensic Anthropologist
    • Paralegal

    Degree Information

    Students who complete the program will earn a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Biology or Chemistry from Le Moyne, and a master of science degree (M.S.) in Forensic Science from Syracuse University.

    Application Process:

    Students must apply to this program before the end of their sophomore year. A selection committee will then interview and select potential students. To be eligible, students must maintain an average GPA of at least 3.0 throughout their undergraduate studies.

    Learn more about:

    Biology (B.S.) at Le Moyne

    Chemistry (B.S.) at Le Moyne

    Forensic Science (M.S.) at Syracuse University

    Contact Us

    Dr. Beth Mitchell
    Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences
    Le Moyne College
    (315) 445-4509


    Dr. Anna Y. O'Brien
    Chair of the Department of Chemistry
    Le Moyne College
    (315) 445-4674