The Forensic Science Program offers an accelerated degree option for Rutgers-Camden undergraduate students interested in pursuing a MSFS degree.  Students accepted to the accelerated BS/MSFS may take forensic science classes for graduate credit (up to 9 credits) during their junior and senior years. 


Students interested in the accelerated option must meet the following criteria in order to be accepted:

  • Students must be majoring in chemistry or biology at Rutgers-Camden.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • Students must notify the Forensic Science Program Director in the Spring semester of their sophomore year or in the Fall semester of their junior year of their interest in the accelerated option.

Accelerated degree students must meet the undergraduate curricular requirements of their undergraduate major, the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, and those of the MSFS program. A description of the undergraduate curricular requirements are available in the Course Catalog.  A description of the MSFS degree requirements can be found here.

Typically students take Forensic Science Theory & Policy (56:412:525), Forensic Pattern Evidence (56:412:527) and Forensic Science Trace Evidence (56:412:529) during their junior and/or senior year for graduate credit.

For further questions regarding the accelerated degree program, please contact the Program Director.