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what undergraduate courses and graduate courses do i need to take to become a forensic pathologist?

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I am in college trying to become a forensic pathologist, however it is unclear to what courses i need to take. I am majoring in Criminal Justice but do not know what to do next. #forensic #forensic-science #forensicpathologist

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Paula’s Answer

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Forensic pathologists have to undergo more than a dozen years of education and training to work in their field. First they need to complete a four-year bachelor's degree in science, then be admitted to and complete medical school, which tends to take another four years,...
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Hi Latashia. If you are considering forensic pathology, please consider switching majors from Criminal Justice to a hard science (e.g. biology). Similar to you, I was a criminal justice major one semester and learned that it did not meet the requirements to go into forensic science. I recommend completing your bachelor's degree first in Biology. Following your bachelors, you need to apply to medical school which is at least four years as mentioned by Paula's answer. Once you complete your exam to become an M.D., you will need to complete your residency in pathology and complete a board exam. Please be 100% sure that you really like science and can perform well academically before making a commitment towards this career path. Best of luck!
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