Biology Department

Forensic Biology

B.S., A.B., Major, Evening


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Whether in a Guilford lab or out in the field, Forensic Biology majors learn by doing. In order to properly analyze crime scene evidence, you’ll study forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology, botany, molecular cell biology, anatomy and physiology in the classroom and apply it to internships, experiments and field work.

The B.S. in Forensic Biology prepares students for post-baccalaureate opportunities including professional and graduate schools, research assistantships, internships and positions in industry or government. Graduates have excelled in prestigious programs at George Washington University, the University of Florida and West Virginia University, among others. To earn a bachelor of science, students complete 14 four-credit courses.

The A.B. in Forensic Biology prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system, the FBI or the SBI, as well as for work with humanitarian agencies investigating human-rights abuses. Students have interned with police departments, Lab Corp and the Georgia State Bureau of Investigation, among others. Forensic Biology is a highly valuable complement to the fields of law, journalism and creative writing. To earn a bachelor of arts, students complete 10 four-credit courses.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

Guilford Forensic Biology students have gained vital resume-building experience through internships at the following:

  • Greensboro and High Point police departments
  • Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance and Gaston county sheriffs’ departments
  • Forensic laboratory work in public and private organizations