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Science & Engineering Profile

The very name of the College gives you a valuable clue about the caliber of our team of experts: the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. 

Well worth investigating
One of the foremost experts in his field, Dr. Lee has worked on such high- profile cases as the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the JonBenét Ramsey case, and the investigation of Scott Peterson. 

With Dr. Lee at the helm, it sets the bar very high for the rest of our faculty, but it’s a challenge they’re up to. In most cases our professors are either coming from years in the field or are still actively working in it. Because of this, they have the unique ability to not only impart knowledge but frame it with its real-world

A $9.4 million facility
The Henry C. Lee Institute is a new state-of-the-art center for forensic science and a go-to resource for law enforcement agencies around the globe. It incorporates working crime scene labs and high-tech visual displays and offers high-level, technologically based training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, teachers, and students. It also houses an extensive forensic archive.

Undergraduate degree programs in the Henry C. Lee College
• Criminal Justice (BS, AS)
• Forensic Science (BS)
• Fire Science (BS)
• Fire Protection Engineering (BS)
• Legal Studies (BS, AS)
• National Security Studies (BS)
• Paramedicine (BS, AS)
• Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Engineering a career
The practice of engineering has changed dramatically over the past decade and continues to evolve. The Tagliatela College of Engineering reflects this paradigm shift through undergraduate and graduate programs that break the academic mold in their innovation and breadth of scope, preparing you for the 21st-century workplace.

In addition, the Robert E. Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program brings speakers to campus each year to impart professional insights and advice to the next generation of engineers.

Tagliatela College of Engineering majors
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Cyber Systems
• Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- General Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering

Engineering students can take advantage of a special Living/Learning Community (LLC), mentored by a full-time faculty member, during their freshman year. The Engineering LLC allows students to live together on one floor of a residence hall, take similar courses, meet with faculty mentors throughout the year, and participate in special group activities both in the residence hall and off campus. 



Quick Facts

• Location: West Haven, Connecticut

• Enrollment: 4,600 full-time undergraduates

• Financial Aid: 95% of students receiving some form of financial aid

• Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Average Class Size: 22 students

• Faculty: 270 full time, with 90% holding a PhD or other terminal degree in their field

• Colleges: Four distinct, career-enhancing colleges

• Programs of Study: More than 100 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs (including concentrations)

• Degrees Offered: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s, PhD; dual majors or major plus minor

• Campus Life: More than 170 student clubs and organizations 

• Athletics: 16 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s sports teams