Rutgers University-Camden plans to offer a master’s in forensic science program beginning in fall 2019.
The interdisciplinary program will cover the theory, concepts and practical use of biology, chemistry and biochemistry within the forensic sciences. It will be the first program of its kind in New Jersey, according to Rutgers-Camden.
Faculty in the program will include researchers and practitioners, such as Kimberlee Moran, an associate teaching professor and director of forensics at the campus.
Moran helped lead efforts to identify human remains discovered in 2016 at a construction site at the former First Baptist Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia that are believed to be more than 150 years old, according to Rutgers-Camden. Her work on the project has given students an opportunity to work with a team of forensic scientists and historians who are documenting the remains, which will eventually be reinterred at another cemetery in the region.
According to Rutgers–Camden, the graduate program will give students the ability to engage in research and field activity.