About the Forensics Pre-College Program

Can you really catch a criminal in 24 hours? The Forensics Pre-College Program at Dean College 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.

Program Information


We are offering a one-week session. 

  • Session 1: July 21 - July 26, 2024


Pricing for the Forensics Pre-College Summer Program:

  • Commuter Option: $1,490.00 ($40.00 lab fee included)
  • Resident (Overnight) Option: $1,890.00 ($40.00 lab fee included)


A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration. (Deposit is fully refundable until June 24).

Balance due date is June 24.

Program Refund Policy

Students may receive a refund for the program fees, minus the enrollment deposit, up to and including the first day of the course.


Register now!

Information Sessions

Attend one of our FREE virtual information sessions to learn more about the forensics pre-college program:

  • Information Session #1: April 10, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Information Session #2: May 1, 2024, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please complete this form to register and receive a link to the information session. 

Video Highlights

Watch the video highlights below from the Summer 2022 Forensics Pre-College Summer Program at Dean College.


Watch the videos below from previous years to learn more about what to expect during your week-long summer pre-college program session.

Program 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.

  • 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


We're here to answer your questions. Call us at 508-541-1624.