Earn a Forensic Science Degree
Examine crime scenes, process evidence, and solve cases as a forensic expert
From processing evidence at a crime scene to helping a jury to reach a just verdict in a trial, the field of forensic science is intriguing and vigorous. Our forensic science program provides the fundamentals while ultimately preparing you for a graduate program in forensic science.
The curriculum at our private Catholic college prepares you to succeed in your post-grad work, and our faculty can help guide you in choosing the right graduate school. With several graduate forensic science programs in Kansas and the surrounding states, our forensic science students have many options when choosing continue their graduate-level education.
About Our Forensic Science Program
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
This degree focuses on supplying a foundation for you to further study forensic science.
- Continue your education at a graduate level
- Apply for medical school or similar health-related programs
- Explore different crime scenes and forms of evidence
While earning your Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, you can expect to take courses including Genetics, Criminal Investigation, Human Anatomy, and Biochemistry. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Forensic Science Department
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in forensic science. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in forensic science, our students can expect a promising future. The forensic science technicians field is projected to grow 27% between 2014 and 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for forensic science technicians, but will realistically need a graduate degree in forensic science in order to be competitive.
A degree in forensic science will give you the opportunity to continue your education and eventually work in a variety of fields and specialties related to forensic science. Here are some examples of potential careers and their median salaries:
- Coroner ($65,000 a year)
- DNA Analyst ($64,000 a year)
- Forensic Geologist ($65,000 a year)
- Forensic Technician ($54,000 a year)
Our forensic science students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in our Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in crime labs and the justice system.
Further Education in Forensic Science
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree from Newman University can prepare you for a masters in the field of forensic science. Below are just some masters programs you might be interested in:
- Emporia State University - M.S. in Forensic Science
- University of Central Oklahoma - M.S. in Forensic Science
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our forensic science program, our students can join the Chemistry Club and Medical Professions Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"The communication and teamwork, especially with my advisors, and having that small classroom size really helped me because it was one on one. They knew my name and I wasn’t just a number."
Emilie Leivian, CLASS OF 2016
"You may be paying a little more at Newman, but you’re getting an experience that you can’t get at any other institution. You get more sense of a family. You’re one of few instead of just one of many. You aren’t just another face in the crowd. "
Bryan Janzing, CLASS OF 2016
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