Forensic DNA Science Program

MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5307

P: (781) 239-2273
F: (781) 239-3129

Director: Bruce A. Jackson

Contact: Bruce A. Jackson
P: (781) 239-2273
F: (781) 239-3129

Forensic DNA Science Program

Year Program started: 1995

Max. Participants/Year: 100

Program Timeframe: September - May and summer

Academic Level Targeted: College

Racial/Ethnic Focus: Any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: Career/academic planning, Counseling, Education, Internship/fellowship, Mentoring, Research

Program Attributes: For credit, Books/supplies provided, Financial aid provided, Counseling provided, Mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (high school diploma or GED)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: forensic DNA science and analysis

Additional Comments: The Forensic DNA Science Program at MassBay Community College was the first degree program in DNA analysis in the world and remains the world's only such undergraduate program. The scientific prowess of MassBay forensic students is refined by two consecutive years of exciting, hands-on forensic work in real criminal and anthropological cases. Students have the rare opportunity to work on actual criminal and anthropological forensic DNA cases with the Biotech Program Director, Dr. Bruce Jackson. MassBay forensic students complete their degrees with an internship with one of the program's many renowned forensic partners, including: Armed Forces DNA Identification Labs (AFDIL), the FBI Forensic Labs, Massachusetts State Crime Lab, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensic Labs.