Forensic Science

Sep 5, 2019 Erin Kardon

Graduate Programs Open House

Learn about Graduate Programs in: Business Administration Counseling Creative Writing English Forensic Science International Peace & Conflict Resolution Schedule 4:00-4:30 PM Take a tour of campus. Admissions and Financial aid staff will be available for questions 4...

Mohr receiving the award

Apr 26, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...

Students look through a microscope

Apr 23, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as...

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Apr 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Ciallella ’15 Publishes Toxicology Research

Forensic Science alumna Heather Ciallella ’15 published her first scientific article, “Advancing Computational Toxicology in the Big Data Era by Artificial Intelligence: Data-Driven and Mechanism-Driven Modeling for Chemical Toxicology,” with the Journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology on March...

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Feb 7, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Drs. Scott and Nisbet Publish in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor and program director of forensic science, and Dr. Lorna Nisbet, forensic science doctorate student at Arcadia and lecturer of analytical chemistry and forensic science at Anglia Ruskin University, published groundbreaking drug identification research, “The...

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Nov 2, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Tobe Publishes Research on rRNA Sequencing of Microbial DNA

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science Dr. Shane Tobe co-authored a research article titled “Microbial Composition Analyses by 16S rRNA Sequencing: A Proof of Concept Approach to Provenance Determination of Archaeological Ochre,” which was published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) on Oct....

Sep 20, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Scott Publishes on Drug Detection in Rat Hair

Dr. Karen Scott, director of Forensic Science, and doctorate student Lorna Nisbet published a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal of Analytical Toxicology that assesses the impact hair color has on the detection of certain high potency psychoactive drugs. “Application of a Urine and Hair...

Meaghan Drumm ’15 mentors high school students at the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute. Photo from The Intelligencer.

Aug 24, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Alumni Lead Forensic Science Camp

On Aug. 12, The Intelligencer published a piece on the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute, led by Arcadia Master of Science in Forensic Science alumni Mandy Mohr ’12, Alex Krotulski ’15, and Meaghan Drumm ’15. Each summer, the program gives 12 local high school students the opportunity to work...

Mar 15, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Forensic Science Program Earns Reaccreditation from FEPAC

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed the accreditation for Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Arcadia is one of the few institutions to hold accreditation, with only 16 fully accredited master’s programs in the United...

Feb 22, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University and Montgomery County Bomb Squad Host Training Exercise for West Chester SWAT Team

Arcadia University and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad hosted a booby-trap awareness training for the West Chester SWAT team at the University’s campus Crime Scene House on Feb. 21. Members of the West Chester SWAT team went through the house in groups trying to detect the fake booby-traps, which...

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Nov 10, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Lu ’15 Publishes Capstone Research in ‘Journal of Analytical Toxicology’

The Oxford Journals’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology recently published “Impact of Expanding ELISA Screening in DUID Investigations to Include Carisoprodol/Meprobamate and Zolpidem,” by Forensic Science graduate Aileen Lu ’15. Mentored by Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor of Forensic Science,...

Photo by Josh Blustein

Nov 7, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Olson Presents on Flesh-Eating Beetles at International Congress of Entomology

This September, Biology major Stephanie Olson '17 presented a poster on the growth and development of flesh-eating beetles at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla. Olson, who will use the poster as part of her Capstone presentation, completed the research alongside Dr....