How to Select a Forensic Science School
When selecting a forensic science school, it's important that students understand what they can do with the various degree levels. A Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science is most often required for entry-level employment. Students can also pursue a B.S. in Pre-Forensic Science, which entails a chemistry or biology major and prepares students for graduate study. Students may also want to consider a bachelor's to master's degree program. These accelerated degree programs often cater to students' undergraduate coursework. If a student has majored in biology as part of his or her pre-forensic curriculum, he or she can be on track for a master's degree specialization in forensic biology. Master's degree programs also offer specialties in forensic chemistry or forensic toxicology.
Other things to consider when choosing a school:
- When searching out the appropriate program, it's important for students to find one that's accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission.
- Students may also want to find a school that offers clinical courses and is affiliated with local forensic science laboratories.
10 Schools with Forensic Science Programs
|University of Central Florida||4-year, Public|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public|
|Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|Florida International University||4-year, Public|
|Riverside Community College||2-year, Public|
|City College of San Francisco||2-year, Public|
|University of Maryland - University College||4-year, Public|
|Pima Community College||2-year, Public|
|East Lost Angeles College||2-year, Public|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||4-year, Public|