This is a program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony, and criminal suspects.
Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Forensic Science and Technology (use the College Search feature and enter "forensic science" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Forensic Science and Technology Major?
With a degree in this major, you will have various options for a career. Some jobs include forensic scientist, forensic criminalist, forensic investigator, and forensic and litigation consultant.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Forensic Science and Technology Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Forensic Science and Technology