Forensic Science technicians work closely with law enforcement agencies to process evidence collected at a crime scene into testimony that can assist a jury into reaching a just verdict in a trial. Forensic Scientists must be meticulous lab workers with substantial experience in chemical and biological sciences. The Forensic Science degree at Newman University will prepare you to enter a graduate program in forensic science.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 30 percent growth in demand for forensic science technicians over the next ten years. However, the total number of jobs is relatively small for this specialized field. You will realistically need a graduate degree in Forensic Science in order to be competitive.
The Forensic Science major is designed to prepare students for application to a graduate forensic science program. With the addition of Physics 2 and Organic Chemistry 2, the program also prepares students for application to medical school or similar health-related programs.
The program is modeled after the science core for accredited programs (as described in the American Association of Forensic Science program certification guidelines). There are several graduate forensic science programs in Kansas and in neighboring states for students to continue their graduate-level education.
The Bachelor's degree in forensic science is designed to prepare you to enter an accredited graduate forensic science program. For a complete list of programs accredited by the American Association of Forensic Sciences, visit http://aafs.org/.