Criminal & Forensic Science at Yale
Explore the world of criminal and forensic science through detailed crime scene investigations and deep dive intriguing case studies where you will have the opportunity to work in teams to solve crimes using cutting edge scientific tools.
Criminal and Forensic Science program for teens at Yale
Residential Tuition :
Extended Commuter Tuition:
June 18, 2023 June 30, 2023
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023
New Haven, CT
Forensics is a field focused on the scientific gathering and analysis of evidence that can ultimately be utilized in the legal field. Although there are many types of forensics (accounting, psychiatry), this course will concentrate on crime scene investigations and lab science. Whether students are curious about doing crime scene investigations or want to be a forensic pathologist, this course will help them sharpen their investigative and observational skills and review a range of scientific concepts.
Course Excursions and Speakers: Students will have the opportunity to visit a local crime lab and speak to both scientists and crime scene investigators.
Meet your instructor
Dr. Henry C. Lee
Henry C. Lee is one of the world's foremost forensic scientists and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven and currently serves as a Professor Emeritus. He holds a MS and PhD from New York University. Dr. Lee previously served as the Director of the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory and commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and the State Police.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Through crime scene investigations using evidence, including fingerprints, trace (hair/fiber), blood splatter and DNA analysis students will have the opportunity to put their newly acquired scientific and observational skills to the test. Collaborative projects such as working in teams solve crimes will also be explored.
Forensic science is one of the most up and coming fields to explore. Crime scene examiners, medical examiners and lab technicians are just a few of the career options for those interested in Forensics. Students will have the opportunity to explore the many facets of the industry.