An autopsy specialist works with forensic investigators and pathologists to help determine cause of death—homicide, accident, or suicide. Carlow University offers the only autopsy specialist concentration in the country that can be earned with the Bachelor of Science in biology. This highly selective program gives students the opportunity to study with world-renowned pathologists who perform autopsies in a state-of-the-art, operating room-style cadaver lab, and access to specialty science labs and classrooms.
This program prepares you to participate in forensic investigations and autopsies in coroners’ offices and pathology departments at medical centers. As an autopsy specialist you can pursue careers in medicine, law, or at federal, state, and local government offices. The program also prepares you for continuing education in the mortuary sciences, natural sciences, teaching and research at the college level.
Carlow University offers the only autopsy specialist concentration in the country that can be earned with the Bachelor of Science degree in biology. This highly selective program gives students the opportunity to study with pathologists who perform autopsies in state-of-the-art science labs. Carlow’s campus, located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, is surrounded by nationally renowned hospitals, where many students have the opportunity to study.
This program combines a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in autopsy specialist training. All requirements for the BS degree are completed within the traditional four academic years, but in this program you will also complete courses designed to prepare for a career as an autopsy specialist and forensic investigator. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of your sophomore year is required in order to enter into the practicum courses of the junior year.