This mission of the Department of Sciences is to provide all John Jay College students with a meaningful understanding of basic scientific principles, scientific methodologies, and to develop their quantitative and analytical reasoning skills. Furthermore, the Department seeks to:
- Present all forensic science students with a sound multidisciplinary foundation in science, to equip these students with the skills needed to pursue advanced educational opportunities, and to prepare them to become scientific professionals;
- Offer forensic science graduate students the opportunity to develop their scientific research skills and to provide them with in depth knowledge of current and cutting edge analytical techniques used by the forensic science community;
- Endow those students enrolled in the forensic science track of the Criminal Justice Doctoral program with the comprehensive theoretical background and analytical skills necessary to conduct independent research toward advancing the discipline of forensic science.