Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation



Why study Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
at Hilbert College?


  • The American Academy of Forensic Science
    • includes Hilbert College in its list of programs
    • Only forensic science/crime scene investigation degree in NY State/Northeastern PA 

  • High-Caliber Faculty
    • All have worked in the field and hold advanced degrees
      • Our professors have served with various forensic & law-enforcement organizations
  • Current technological knowledge and practical applications in crime scene investigation.
    • Faculty have real-world knowledge & experience
    • Fully functioning applied laboratory and crime scene rooms for hands-on learning

  • A student/teacher ratio of 14:1
    • Unmatched personal attention and academic advisement – graduate on time!
    • Job search guidance in the profession
    • Develop invaluable relationships with faculty that last long after you've graduated

  • Opportunity for Internships & Minors/Concentrations
  • Graduates have the necessary skills to obtain entry-level positions in a variety of exciting career areas, as well as attend a variety of graduate programs
    • Veteran officers obtain skills in-line with advancement opportunities
    • Graduates may go on to become:
      •  Crime Scene Investigators, Evidence Technicians, Death Investigators, Latent Print Examiners, Firearm Examiners, Law Enforcement Officers (Federal, State & Local), Biological Laboratory Personnel (with the Biology Concentration only), and more!!!
    • Positions recently obtained by graduates:
      • Crime Scene Technician, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Fraud Investigator, Latent Print Examiner, Border Patrol Officer, Graduate student, and more!!
    • Some graduates have chosen to further their education and attend graduate programs at institutions:


"Not many students can say that they got a job right out of college. I was lucky enough to have this happen to me and thank my professors and the time I spent at Hilbert College for that. When conducting my first phone interview I was asked questions about forensics to get my basic knowledge. I was able to answer all the questions and ended up getting a job as a Latent Print Technician. As a result of taking classes on fingerprinting I knew more than some of my new colleagues on different processes that were used to develop fingerprints. I am fortunate for the knowledge I learned at Hilbert College and hope to use more of it in the future while continuing my career.”
Rebecca Elensky, Class of 2013
Records Examiner/Analyst
Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC, Northern Virginia
They pretty much do everything we learned about in school. They were excited I knew how to find different angles in relation to blood spatter and that I knew how to properly draw a diagram and knew how to label everything correctly. So kudos to you guys!”
Erica Laduca, Class of 2013
Crime Scene Specialist for the Homicide division
Marion County Police Department, Indianapolis, Indiana


Hilbert College
Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation Program
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
156 Paczesny Hall

Phone: 716-926-8870
FAX: 716-649-0702