Department of Sciences

Department of Sciences

Why major in one of our Sciences at John Jay:

The Department of Sciences at John Jay boasts one of the oldest and most prestigious science programs in the country. The faculty are internationally recognized scientists who are often called upon to provide their expertise to public safety agencies, to the courts and to the news media. The faculty is comprised of top-notch professionals in ballistics, criminalistics, forensic entomology, biology, chemistry, pathology, forensic DNA and forensic toxicology. Our graduate students have been admitted into medical, dental and PhD programs or have found employment with OCME and NYPD.

The department offers a B.S in forensic science in which students can choose to specialize in criminalistics, molecular biology or toxicology. The department also offers a M.S, in forensic science where graduate students can concentrate in criminalistics or forensic toxicology, a B.S. in toxicology, a B.S. in cell & molecular biology and a minor in chemistry and biology. 

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Please contact us if you have any questions.

For Undergraduate students:

Dr. Sandra Swenson at Science academic advisor
Dr. Jennifer Rosati at FOS major coordinator
Dr. Jason Rauceo at CMB major coordinator
Dr. Marta Concheiro-Guisan at TOX major coordinator
Dr. Shu-Yuan Cheng at TOX major coordinator & Department Chair

For information on FOS 402 Undergraduate Research Internship, please visit this page before contacting FOS 402 Coordinator Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín at

               For Graduate students:
 Dr. Mechthild Prinz at MSFOS program director

              For General questions:
Azinia Brooks-Thomas at

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