Career Questions tagged Forensic Science

What colleges offer forensic science as a major?

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JoLynda Lawecki’s Avatar
Active Jun 19 at 03:02 AM

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JoLynda Lawecki | Director of Museum Operations & Volunteer Service i know that the University of Buffalo (UB) in NY offers ...

Is forensic science hard to pursue ?

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active May 29 at 07:59 PM

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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The most important thing for you to do is select a ...

Is the forensic science department very competitive?

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Jordan Graves’s Avatar
Active Jul 27 at 12:04 PM

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Posted by Angelina W.’s Avatar Angelina W.
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Jordan Graves | Digital Forensic Examiner at Aurora PD, Forensic Examiner ... Anecdotally speaking, I can say forensics is very competitive right now, ...

Has anyone studies the field of forensics?

I'm debating a career in forensics, investigation. Would like details about the career and education leading up to it. #forensics #forensic-science #science...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Jun 17 at 11:24 PM

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Posted by Megan B.’s Avatar Megan B.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The first step in investing this interesting and challenging area is ...

What would be a good school for forensics?

I'm interested in going to college for forensics. #criminal-justice #forensics #forensic-science #science #biology...

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Stephanie Goldman’s Avatar
Active Nov 02 at 11:45 PM

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Posted by Kaitlyn D.’s Avatar Kaitlyn D.
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Stephanie Goldman | Forensic Analyst at Strand Analytical Laboratories, LLC When I was looking at schools, I looked at Michigan State, ...

What skills would determine whether someone should be a laboratory assistant or a crime scene analyst?

It would be good to know certain determining factors, like job requirements or daily routines, that could help pick which field to go into. #forensic #forensic-science...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Jun 05 at 10:54 PM

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Posted by Lei T.’s Avatar Lei T.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits and various ...

What would be a typical day for a crime scene analyst?

I'm working on chemistry degree, specifically in the field of forensic science. I''m interested in the subject matter but not sure how to apply myself to it. So, I was wondering about certain career options within that field. #forensic-science #forensic-chemistry #crime-scene-investigation...

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Sabrina Vera’s Avatar
Active May 01 at 12:34 AM

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Posted by Lei T.’s Avatar Lei T.
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Sabrina Vera | Associates in science (crime scene investigation) I believe they are responsible for collecting evidence at scenes. such ...

What's the difference between AP Calculus and AP Statistics?

I'm choosing my classes for next year and I don't know which math class to take or which one would prepare me for forensic science . #calculus #statistics #math #stem #csi...

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Michael Marshall’s Avatar Matthew L. Tuck, J.D., M.B.A.’s Avatar
Active Feb 16 at 03:48 PM

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Michael Marshall | Development Engineer at Wacker Neuson Corporation If you're looking to enter a STEM field, both are valuable. ...

What is the difference between Forensic Science and Criminology?

I really love looking into criminal's cases, deaths, abductions, etc. However, I know, or I seem to understand, that Forensic Science is a branch of either Criminology or Criminal Justice. I would appreciate if someone would help explain if I can only do one or the other or if I can work for...

#forensic-science #criminal-justice #criminology

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Matthew L. Tuck, J.D., M.B.A.’s Avatar
Active Feb 08 at 05:32 AM

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Posted by Diana S.’s Avatar Diana S.
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Matthew L. Tuck, J.D., M.B.A. | Fractional CEO for Law Firms, Greater Detroit Area Hi Diana. Great question.Broadly speaking, "forensic science" is concerned more with ...

Does being a CSI mean you'll constantly be called in to work at any time of the day?

I want to be CSI but I don't want to a workaholic . Plus, I plan to have a family in the future, and I don;t want my job to interfere with the quality time I'll have with my family. #csi #law-enforcement #police-and-law-enforcement...

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Joaquin Jimenez’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar
Active May 29 at 06:35 PM

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Posted by Mariela G.’s Avatar Mariela G.
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Joaquin Jimenez | Drug, Alcohol, & Toxicology Units Just like any other job, there will be certain expectations that ...

How do I know which career path is right for me?

I am interested in medicine and going to medical school but I have a deep rooted interest in forensics and criminal justice. How do I know what choice to make? #medicine #forensics...

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Anna Traykova’s Avatar Mike Jones’s Avatar
Active Sep 18 at 09:34 PM

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Posted by Jessica H.’s Avatar Jessica H.
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Anna Traykova | Education, Advising and Consulting Professional Jessica, There are many tools to help inform your decision. Some ...

Is Forensic Sciences considered to be a minor?

I am aiming to study Criminal Justice as a major, but I want to include Forensic Sciences in my studies. Will Forensics be included in Criminal Justice or is it offered as a minor course? #forensic-science #criminal-justice #criminology #college-major #majors-and-minors...

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Judy Han, LCSW’s Avatar
Active Oct 25 at 11:35 AM

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Judy Han, LCSW | Parole Agent at CDCR-Division of Adult Parole Operations Hi Mahalet,The answer to your forensic science minor availability is dependent ...

Would it be better to live in a small town or big city when it comes to forensics?

I’m not sure where I want to live in the future and want to know if I’ll be able to find a stable job anywhere I go. #forensic-science #forensics #forensic...

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Candace Salvatto Gomez’s Avatar YASAMIN J Tehrani’s Avatar Shraddha Nyati’s Avatar Stephanie Goldman’s Avatar +2
Active Sep 30 at 02:33 AM

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Posted by Trinity C.’s Avatar Trinity C.
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Candace Salvatto Gomez | Forensic Scientist Hi Trinity, It is my experience that you can have the ...

What field of forensic science would be best to go into?

There are multiple different fields in forensic science jobs, such as chemistry and toxicology. I’m not sure which one I should pick and if I’ll make the right choice #forensics #chemistry #science...

#forensic-science

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Jessica Velazquez’s Avatar
Active Sep 20 at 01:06 PM

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Posted by Trinity C.’s Avatar Trinity C.
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Jessica Velazquez | Lab Technician in microbiology or chemistry DNA (Biology)

What is the advancement potential in the field of Forensic Science? And what is a typical path?

I was accepted into the Forensic Science program at several schools, one being West Virginia University and would like to know what to expect after receiving my college degree. #forensic #college-major #career-choice #westvirginiauniversity #science #college...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Jun 17 at 11:46 PM

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Posted by Jake R.’s Avatar Jake R.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The path may not be the same for everyone. Much of ...

What colleges would be best for a major in forensic science?

I'm a 9th grader who is very interested in criminology and forensic science. I was wondering where would be best to go to pursue careers in that pertain to these topics. #college #forensic-science...

#criminology

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Active Dec 01 at 06:49 PM

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Posted by Nora C.’s Avatar Nora C.
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Paul Goetzinger MPA College Advisor | Academic/College Advising Assistance Hi Nora: Each year a list of the best colleges in ...
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Aysha Campbell, BCBA, MEd | Behavior Analyst Hi Rayven, I think your best bet would be to look ...

What is generally expected of a Forensic Scientist?

I've wanted to go into forensics for a while and I want to know a little more about it. #forensic-science #forensics #law-enforcement...

#forensic-investigation

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Jordan Graves’s Avatar
Active Apr 13 at 03:00 AM

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Posted by Candace (A.K.A Kelsey) O.’s Avatar Candace (A.K.A Kelsey) O.
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Jordan Graves | Digital Forensic Examiner at Aurora PD, Forensic Examiner ... A forensic scientist is generally expected to be unbiased, honest, and ...

What makes Forensic Scientist job different from other criminal investigators?

There is always a small difference between jobs that are related and I was wondering what was the difference between the two. #forensic-science...

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Christina Blackburn’s Avatar
Active Nov 20 '17 at 04:05 PM

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Christina Blackburn | Healthcare Administration Both fields begin after the crime. They work in the field ...

What do "Universal Studies" Consist of in a List of Majors?

I've applied to a few colleges and universities that offer Universal Studies as one of their major topics! When speaking to a professor from ECU, he told me that Universal Studies holds a group of many different topics- one of them being forensic science, which is what I want to major in....

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Feb 27 at 01:07 PM

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Posted by Tiffany S.’s Avatar Tiffany S.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Hi Tiffany! Here is information about a degree in forensic science ...

Where do forensic scientists work?

I know that many forensic scientists work in laboratories and even police stations, but who hires them? Where would I go to to apply after I graduate from college? Is it through the government? Or are there private companies that can help with private parties? #science #biology #chemistry...

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Abhishek K N’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:46 PM

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Posted by Miranda R.’s Avatar Miranda R.
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Abhishek K N | Computer Hardware Professional Law Enforcement Local and state police departments, such as city and ...

What does a regular work day of forensic scientists consist of?

I want to know how often I will be preforming experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, or collaborating with a team so that I know that it is the best fit for me. #science #biology #chemistry #criminology #laboratory #crime-scene-investigator #forensic-science...

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Kanani Thompson’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:46 PM

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Posted by Miranda R.’s Avatar Miranda R.
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Kanani Thompson | Graduate Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago I think that one of the problems with answering this question ...

Are there only certain forensic scientists that are asked to go crime scenes to investigate and gather data?

I am physically disabled and I enjoy and prefer working in lab settings. I wouldn't be comfortable with going to crime scenes and having to be extra careful with my steps or worrying about how I will help gather evidence if I have to squat or be in positions that are difficult for me to get in....

#detective #biology #science #forensic-science #laboratory #chemistry #crime-scene-investigator #criminology

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:46 PM

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Posted by Miranda R.’s Avatar Miranda R.
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Kayla Heesh | Graduate from Clayton State University Most Forensics scientists do not actually go to the scene. This ...

Police or Doctor? How about both?

I'm taking forensic science on Tigerwoods. There's a lot going on my mind right now. Should I be a doctor or police? Is there anything such as both? I want to be a police who would risk her life on anything, investigate the crime scene, analyzing fingerprints, know how to use gun etc. at the...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:43 PM

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Posted by KC A.’s Avatar KC A.
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Helen Vretanos | Educator Yes you can be how many ever things you want i ...

What is the work schedule for a Forensic Scientist like? What's the best part of the job? What's the worst part? What commonly occurs? Do all forensic scientists appear in court at least once in their careers, or are there some that don't ever?

I'm a current college freshman majoring in Biology. I am highly interested in going into the Forensic Science profession; no specific choice of emphasis (DNA analysis, fingerprinting, etc.) I was considering changing my major to forensic science to get a more in depth education. However,...

#forensic-science #forensic-analysis #forensics #forensic-scientists

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:09 PM

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Posted by Amanda G.’s Avatar Amanda G.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hi Amanda, Forensic science can be simply defined as the application ...

What does it take to become a criminologist?

I am a junior and im interested in majoring in criminal justice. #criminal-justice #criminology...

#forensic-science

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Heather Hampsey’s Avatar Gary Stephen Petito’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:07 PM

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Posted by Imelda G.’s Avatar Imelda G.
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Heather Hampsey | Counselor Great Question! First, get your bachelors in Criminal Justice, Psychology or ...

When working in a forensic science position what are the character strengths that you have to be strong on in order to be successful?

Hi i am a Freshman in high school i am interested in the forensic science field but i am wondering what character do you need to be successful in the job. #forensic...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:06 PM

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Posted by Arleth  H.’s Avatar Arleth H.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Hello Arleth, First it is necessary to define which area of ...

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