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Forensic Science

bonesWhat is a Forensic Science degree?

As a forensic scientist, you will use your scientific skill for the good of society, public health, and public safety. Because of the extreme breadth of skills a forensic scientist needs, courses in this major focus on chemistry and biology as well as ethics, law, statistics, psychology, communications, and mathematics.

You will learn about the scientific method, statistics, and how to make courtroom presentations. The courses will also prepare you to pursue your choice of postgraduate programs in forensics where you could get the training you need to become a medical examiner, psychological profiler, or forensic specialist.

Outside the classroom our students join Northeast State Community College criminal justice students to investigate mock crime scenes.

What can you do with a Forensic Science degree?

The Forensic Science degree provides you with a number of options for careers and for further study. You can go to graduate school, medical school, or dental school. Forensic scientists work in crime laboratories, forensic laboratories, police departments, medical examiner/coroner offices, hospitals, government agencies, and private laboratories.

Possibilities in Forensic Science are expanding-crime scene technicians, forensic molecular biologists, toxicologists, and crime scene analysts are just a few of the options available.

  • Criminalistic practitioner 
  • Jurisprudence (philosophy of law)
  • Odontology (forensic dentistry)
  • Pathology/Biology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Document analysis
  • Toxology

Forensic Science Faculty

Forensic Science Coursework

To view all required courses for a BS in Forensic Science click here.

For Biology course descriptions click here.

For Chemistry course descriptions click here.

Laptop Requirement

The Criminal Justice program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.


For information about accreditation click here.



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