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Immerse yourself in rigorous courses, in-depth research, and professional experience with practicing forensic scientists. Tailor this flexible program taking advantage of exceptional hands-on laboratory experience and state of the art facilities at the heart of a national research institution to take your first steps towards a career at the nexus of science, crime investigation, and security.

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Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) provides leadership, training, and research for highly qualified science practitioners with exceptional scientific skills, legal and political understanding, and ethical practices. Syracuse is uniquely poised among universities to provide the comprehensive leadership and expertise needed to combat global terrorism, promote security, and support criminal forensic science.

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The FNSSI programs prepare students for analyst positions in crime laboratories, private companies, and federal agencies. Attention is paid to laboratory research, in which students participate in, write about, and defend original research projects. Students also benefit from gateway courses that make them more marketable and knowledgeable.

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FNSSI Student Presents at Forensic Science Event in Latin America

Jun 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

The Interforensics was the largest integrated Forensic Sciences event in Latin America. Filipe Augusto Da Luz Lemos had the opportunity to represent the Forensic Science Department by Presenting two p...

New Study Explores Link Between Fingerprinting, Snowy Conditions

May 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Syracuse’s all too familiar snowy winters are no match for the staying power of fingerprints, recent research shows. While quality declined over time, fingerprints placed on soda cans and then e...