About the Forensics Program

Can you really catch a criminal in 24 hours? The Forensics Pre-College Program will challenge the methods and assumptions presented in crime and hospital shows from an objective and systematic scientific perspective. In order to form an educated opinion on the validity of the science presented in these shows, students must build a solid foundation in medical biology and forensics.

Lab experiments will provide students with hands-on experience using forensic techniques. This fun and interesting program will include lectures, labs, guest speakers and tours to provide a well-rounded perspective on the world of Forensics. Don’t miss out!

Information Session 

For more information, call 508-541-1624 or request more information

Learn more about our Pre-College Summer Programs by joining us for an information session! 

Register For an Information Session.

Information Session #1

  • Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Location: Campanella Board Room, Dean College Campus Center
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Information Session #2 

  • Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 
  • Location: Campanella Board Room, Dean College Campus Center
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


July 27 - August 7, 2020 

Course Highlights

Highlights of the program include:

  • Touring the Franklin Police Station
  • Guest lectures from professionals in the fields of science, law enforcement and academics
  • Participation in unique lab experiments
    • Forensic Entomology: determine the time of death by insect development
    • Trace Evidence Analysis: hair, fiber, glass, pollen
    • Forensic Pathology: analysis of stomach contents
    • Forensic Serology: presumptive blood tests, blood typing
    • Blood Spatter: (yes “spatter” and not “splatter”) analysis
    • Fingerprinting

Housing and Activities

Housing provided by Dean College with night and weekend activities included with your room and board, such as:

  • Patriot Training Camp (Schedule permitting)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox game (Schedule permitting)
  • New England Revolution game (Schedule permitting)
  • Miniature golf
  • Patriot Place
  • Bowling
  • Arcade
  • Free-time on-campus with options including:
    • Flat screen television
    • Billiards
    • Darts
    • Movie nights
    • Workout at Kokes ’64 Fitness Center
    • Pickup basketball or soccer games
    • All-you-can-eat ice cream


Pricing for the Forensics Summer Program:

  • $1,950 Overnight*
  • $1,250 Day-Only* (Includes lunch and travel with activity fee) 

*Additional activity fees not included in this price.

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