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Where Can I Take Forensic Science Classes in Rhode Island?

Find out which schools offer forensic science classes in Rhode Island. Get information about certifications available and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education.

If you are looking for classes in forensic science in Rhode Island, there are a few schools that offer them as part of their degree programs. This article provides school and bachelor's degree program information for four schools with related degree programs.

What You Need to Know

In Rhode Island, bachelor's degree programs in forensic science aren't very common. However, related programs in criminal justice technology, criminal justice and forensic chemistry are available. If you have an associate's degree, you could complete a bachelor's program in criminal justice technology in 18 months. Otherwise, earning your bachelor's degree takes about four years with full-time attendance. These programs may offer externships, or you might be required to complete a capstone project. In addition to degree programs, one school offers online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in digital forensics.

Forensic Science Bachelor's Degree Programs in Rhode Island

Bryant University

At Bryant University, you can study forensic science as a concentration in a variety of bachelor's degree programs offered through the Department of Science and Technology. Whether you major in biotechnology, environmental science or biology, you will complete 21 credit hours in topics that include forensic science elements and environmental decision-making. You will also complete a capstone requirement in this concentration.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science
  • Concentration: Forensic science
  • Program Length: 122 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $43,973 (2018-2019)
  • School Type: 4-year private not-for-profit; 3,499 undergraduate and 289 graduate students

New England Institute of Technology

The 18-month bachelor's degree program in criminal justice technology offered at New England Institute of Technology is designed for students with an associate's degree. Your coursework may include forensic topics, such as criminal and computer forensics. You can also complete an externship and apply your training to a mock crime scene event.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Technology
  • Program Length: 180 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $29,856 (2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirement: Associate's degree
  • School Type: 4-year (primarily associate's) private not-for-profit; 2,596 undergraduate and 167 graduate students

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University's bachelor's degree program in criminal justice is offered through the School of Justice Studies. Your program will include a required elective in forensic science. Through the School of Justice Studies, you will also have the opportunity to complete online study for an undergraduate or a graduate certificate in digital forensics.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Program Length: 120 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $34,522 (2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Letter of recommendation, application essay, ACT/SAT scores optional
  • School Type: 4-year private not-for-profit; 4,537 undergraduate and 323 graduate students

University of Rhode Island

At the University of Rhode Island, you can pursue a bachelor's degree in chemistry and forensic chemistry. Your program will include courses such as criminalistics, forensic research and instrumental methods. Other program course requirements include inorganic and organic chemistry, as well as calculus and differential equations. You will also complete weekly forensic science seminars with industry professionals from across the country.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry
  • Program Length: 120 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $14,138 for in-state students; $30,862 for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: High school course requirements with strong background in mathematics
  • School Type: 4-year public university; 14,778 undergraduate and 2,999 graduate students

Bryant University, New England Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University and the University of Rhode Island offer the opportunity to study forensic sciences in Rhode Island at the bachelor's degree level.