Students electing to major in forensic biology are encouraged and assisted in finding an apprenticeship with experts in the field or if they so choose, are to be directed towards gainful employment at institutions that heavily rely on the expertise of a forensic biologist. A degree in this field is not limited to any career path within the biology and bio-medical disciplines for students who excel in the program.
The faculty members at Chestnut Hill are skilled in critical sub-disciplines in forensic biology including but not limited to organismal biology, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, biotechnology and Human Genome Research. The class sizes are small, affording individualized and close interaction with faculty members of the department. Along with classroom instruction from these highly qualified and experienced professors, students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education, complete with the skills to help each individual succeed in his/her future endeavors.
In addition, Chestnut Hill College sponsors a very successful annual Bio-medical Seminar Series, inviting prominent speakers in cutting-edge fields of basic and medical research. The series, which celebrated 20 years of distinguished speakers in 2013, provides a forum to review and discuss recent advances in bio-medical research and fosters meaningful interactions with our neighboring major basic and medical research institutions.