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What colleges offer forensic science as a major?

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Nicole’s Answer

Lorain county community college in Ohio has intro level forensic classes. Cleveland state university offers an MS in forensic nursing.
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JoLynda’s Answer

i know that the University of Buffalo (UB) in NY offers this as a major. I had a friend during college who took community college classes in core level classes needed by Bachelor of Science candidates at UB in order to decrease the cost of her education. She worked with an advisor at UB to ensure she took the right classes and to ensure they transferred and she wouldn’t have to correct or take similar classes again at UB. She also made sure to got to a community college that had an agreement with UB to ensure that the community college has creditable courses. Then she transferred those credits into her degree studies at UB towards her Forensics degree and streamlined her studies to get accepted into the Masters program. She found that Bachelors of Science in Forensic studies does little for job opportunities and she would absolutely have to get a Masters. I believe she also double majored in Bio-physiology (or something like that) in order to further specialize her BS studies and become more eligible for jobs.

Thank you comment icon Hi there. So I am actually planning to pursue my bachelors in forensics. I know at fiu they offer programs in B.S or BA in biology and chemistry. And then if you wanted to you can get yours masters in forensics as well there. And I learned that they offer an internship after the program interning at a lab in Miami . Not sure where but it sounds like a good opportunity. I. Just graduated from Miami Dade college in Miami and I got the best hands on classes with my professor. Sharon plotkin. Miami Dade college offers associates in science in crime scene investigation as well as bachelors in public safety . Hopefully that helped you! Sabrina Vera
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Maryam’s Answer

Purdue University, in West Lafayette Indiana, has a Forensic Science major. Here is the program description and I have included the link below as well for more details:

The forensic science field is a collection of careers which combine science and service in the interest of society, justice, and public safety. This includes criminalistics, odontology, entomology, pathology, forensic anthropology, psychiatry, document analysis, toxicology, photography, ballistics, reconstructive arts, engineering science, wildlife forensics, computer crime investigation, and several other fields.
• Professional responsibilities depend on the field.
• Some scientists work on an “on-call” basis. This is true, for example, of many forensic anthropologists who teach at universities but who also consult with crime labs.
• Regardless of the chosen field, the general responsibilities will include following a strict chain of custody for evidence and keeping accurate records of everything done with evidence.
• Testifying in court cases and having the ability to make complex scientific analysis understandable to non-scientists is another important element of the field.

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Program Details: https://www.purdue.edu/preprofessional/Documents/Forensic%20Science.pdf
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