Forensic Science and Technology

A crime has just occurred and you have been called in to do your job. You walk through the crime scene to collect and evaluate evidence, take notes on your observations and findings, and catalog and preserve the evidence for further evaluation at the crime lab. In the lab, you perform in-depth analysis on the evidence you gathered and explore links between suspects and criminal activity. Does that sound like an interesting job to you? Those are the typical job duties of a forensic science technician. Forensic science is a field where the natural sciences and criminal justice come together. As a forensic science major, you'll take courses in biology, chemistry, anthropology, mathematics, and criminal justice. Courses will help you think critically, become more analytical, and prepare for research and laboratory work. Programs often require field work experience. Graduates can find work in police departments, crime laboratories, morgues, and medical examiner and coroner offices. Many students interested in becoming forensic science technicians go on to pursue a master's degree.

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Colleges

“…Penn State was a large beautiful school. It offered many different fields for students to choose to major in. There were many activities to do, organizations to join, and people to meet.” – Michelle

“…My school is big on traditions and is overall a very friendly campus. The professors are willing to help you one on one to help you get the grade you need and deserve. I rate my school a 10 from 1-10 because its a very big happy family who look out...” – Amanda from Houston, TX

“…With over 50,000 students at the University of Central Florida, it is easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. But, with all of the opportunities afforded by this institution and all of the resources available, a little effort on the student...” – Alexis from Wellington, FL

“…Boston University is an elite university that is constantly improving. It is a very expensive college but has a lot of resources for its students. Students who wish to attend should be somewhat independent and not afraid to take full advantage of the...” – Daniel from Staten Island, NY

“…michigan state had everything i was looking for in a university-challenging classes, all types of students, and a beautiful location to call home. as an undecided freshman, i appreciated the wide variety of available classes and majors. the 500+...” – Rachel from Ann Arbor, MI

“…The Campus is basically a miniature city within Syracuse. There are always activities to attend and ways to get involved. The classes are tough, but very rewarding if you put in the effort.” – Catherine from North Sutton, NH

“…UC Davis is a beautiful campus, with endless opportunities in all areas of interest. There are many research and academic internships, as well as being well-rounded with sport, music, and art opportunities. Every student can find clubs and academic...” – Kaitlyn from San Jose, CA

“…liberty is an absolutely fantastic school due to its involved staff, passionate students, and overall christian experience. as a christian school it carries certain stigmas, but i have found that despite the rules that are just there to protect us,...” – Jacquelyn from Crozet, VA

“…George Mason University is very diverse. The classes and professors are also very helpful in class and throughout the application process. The school is also very, very welcoming and makes you have a sense of belonging. ” – LISA from Falls Church, VA

“…George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events...” – Meredith from Marlton, NJ

“…Pace University is a great school that has afforded me so many fantastic opportunities I would not have received had I gone elsewhere. Pace has the most fantastic location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, making it ideal for anyone who wants to...” – Sarah in Brooklyn, NY

“…This university offers great city living where museums, concerts and sports events are only a stones throw away. The opportunity offered to students to work 6 months inbetween academics is also appealing both in terms of seeing if your chosen major...” – Sean from Quakertown, PA

“…NC State is a large school with a small school feel. You can walk around campus and always see a familiar face. There are always new people to meet as well. ” – Shayna from Germantown, MD

“…west virginia university offers an amazing experience that is second to none. not only are there very competitive programs on campus, but the mountaineers have become a staple in the world of college athletics. excitement looms in the classroom and...” – Jonathon from Morgantown, WV

“…fiu is a great school for anyone who is looking for a diverse group of students and a great education. teachers will always have office hours open to help you whenever you need it and they truly encourage you to come ask them for help. fiu also makes...” – Vlera from Washington, DC

“…iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the...” – Arnesha from Jeffersonville, IN

“…I have a love-hate relationship with UNLV as I pretty much do with anything. The good definitely outweighs the bad though. It's virtually impossible to sum up my experience at UNLV in only three sentences!” – Jenny from Las Vegas, NV

“…Hofstra is a great college, with an at home feel that will increase your chance of success. The campus is clean, the professors helpful, and the food is good! There is no other college I would have rather attended.” – Lorie from Minnesota

“…sam houston state university has an amazing environment. the teacher-student ratio is perfect. the atmosphere is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to get lost in the crowd.” – Felicia from Cedar Park, TX

“…San Jose State University is a beautiful campus where a person could just sit and hang out with their friends or go downtown where all other students are studying or just talking. SJSU provides a variety of activities including sororities...” – Kaela from Fairfield, CA

“…Although this is a commuter school, I love being here every day. The instructors are helpful and understanding of any situation you might be in and there are more opportunities on campus to get involved with than I had thought. You meet a lot of...” – Bart from Deerfield, IL

“…I loved being an asset at Towson University, because college has provided me with a well-rounded education on integrity and artistic sensibilities. My college curriculum provided me with complementary skills to use after graduating, as well as...” – Nicole from Baltimore, MD

“…a great mid-size university with numerous course offerings and majors. you can enjoy the smaller university atmosphere while having access to the amenities of the city of huntington wv. while small. there is a multi-cultural feel and it is one of...” – Amanda from Le Roy, WV

“…in just one semester, texas tech has helped me become the person i've always wanted to be. i've learned so much in such a short amount of time, and i can't wait to spend the next three years here. i can honestly say i've had the time of my life...” – Elizabeth from San Antonio, TX

“…loyola has a gorgeous campus,, and is in a quiet, diverse area of a great city. being a relatively expensive, private institution, however, means that the make-up of the university is not nearly as diverse. the small size and great reputation will...” – Jason from Chicago, IL

“…It is a very friendly environment. I feel like I am a part of the student body even though I have not started yet. I feel very safe on campus.” – Morgan from West Haven, CT

“…This school is amazing. The teachers are very understanding and seem to love their jobs. The campus is very beautiful, clean, and very easy to navigate.” – Kirby from Chesapeake, VA

“…great student body everyone is really nice. Small town alot of things are close. And great if you want to attend a school down south and a historical black college.” – Kimia from Hazelwood, MO

“…A very good school, close to plenty of nice places to go. If you ever need to find food or anything for your dorm room, you can easily find plenty of stores that can accommodate you. If you ever need to get anywhere in Florida and don't have a car,...” – Michael from Pembroke Pines, FL

“…This university has rigorous programs. The networking opportunities with potential employers is superb. This university is consistently involved in cutting edge research in most categories.” – Rachel from Canada

“…Arkansas State University is a well rounded college for those who seek a start in their career. It can be the beginning of a long and wonderful education, and it can serve as the end of ones educational goals all at the same time. Whether you're...” – Ryan from Highland, AR

“…Saint Leo University exemplifies core values and emphasizes integrity, community, and spirit. Instructors are real-world professionals and peers are like-minded adult professionals, all with a desire to contribute to the learning process. I am...” – Christina from Boise, ID

“…VCU is in a great location, the lovely capital of Richmond. It's conveniently placed near loads of restaurants and other great attractions. I was immediately drawn to VCU because of this and I intend to stay for my Bachelor's Degree.” – Shakola from Portsmouth, VA

“…A small private school in the midst of big changes in the upcoming years. Good community within the school that reaches out and makes use of the surrounding community as well. Teachers and advisers on the whole are very supportive and will do what...” – Britnee from Annandale, VA

“…Saint Louis University is a great school with a beautiful green campus. This school offers a variety of classes and community service opportunities to get involved in. It also has small class sizes and a great school philosophy of caring and...” – Melinda from Ellisville, MO

“…I love St. Mary's University. It has helped me grow a whole lot. I also love the size of the campus and the population. ” – Alexis from El Paso, TX

“…The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a very welcoming community of students from all across the world. The students, staff, and alumni of the university do a great job to make you feel at home and keep you constantly having fun. You will not...” – Nick from Holmen, WI

“…Duquesne University is a well rounded and dedicated establishment. Faculty to Student Ratio is 14:1 and students have more opportunities to succeed. While the university is pricy... it is defiantly worth every penny for it's investment into students...” – Ashley from Pitcairn, PA

“…The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a nationally recognized university that has everything a student could wish for. It is top-tier in academics, hosts an enormous amount of campus activities, has a thriving Greek life, and prepares...” – Agam from Hoover, AL

“…UB is fun, sporadic, entertaining, and most importantly educational. UB is a great place to learn and grow through the various programs that are offered. There are specialization designed to meet specific needs of those looking to work in particular...” – Jonathan from Woodstock, MD

“…weber state is a great school. i love the diversity here. i have made so many wonderful friends as well!” – Karlie from Ogden, UT

“…I think Savannah State University has a beautiful Campus. Savannah State University is inexpensive. Savannah State University has adequate and even new housing.” – Jordan from Union City, GA

“…The University of North Dakota is a great college that offers many different options for student interests. It allows students to open their horizons and experience different programs. Its system is easy to navigate and the advisors are always...” – Kirsten from Staples, MN

“…i had a great first semester at stevenson. the classes were tough but i was able to get assistance when i needed it. i plan to attend here next year as well.” – Morgan from Mardela Springs, MD

“…Wichita State University is a four year college that is placed within the ever-growing city of Wichita, Kansas. It has a great set of dorm rooms for oncoming freshman, but most students choose to commute since WSU is so close to everything. The best...” – Kristyn from Haysville, KS

“…Eastern Kentucky University provides students with an institution, that will allow them to excel in their chosen majors. The professors are helpful, friendly, and caring. There are also, many groups and clubs for any student's interests.” – Krichelle from Lexington, KY

“…palm beach state college is an affordable and highly diverse educational institutional in palm beach county. they offer many courses in hundreds of majors and also offer many great activities both on and off campus. also, palm beach state college...” – Ryan from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“…ashland unoversity is a small college with all the benefits of a large university. the state of the art complexes include the dining hall and the recreation center. the faculty and staff are one of a kind who make your experience at ashland...” – Dean from Ashland, OH

“…Buffalo State is very diverse. They have a really great program for my major and I love the fact thats in the middle of the city and surrounded by art.” – Aleeah from Buffalo, NY

“…If you are interested in studying abroad then Arcadia University is the school for you. It is very open to all cultures hence it is very diverse. Finally the professors and staff are very friendly and approachable and there is a one on one with the...” – Imoinda from Philadelphia, PA

“…mtsu is a great university. it is quickly becoming the best school in tennessee's state system of colleges and universities. the professors are great as is the support staff, who will free you up to learn.” – Luther from Nashville, TN

“…A great place for a wholesome education at a HBCU. Small yet vast college campus for getting around. Simple yet easy place to meet new people.” – Blutruth

“…USM is a great college! I have learned so much valuable information since I've been here that has enhanced my learning experience. I am proud to be a Golden Eagle!” – Anesha from Columbia, MS

“…uvu is a great place for gaining a higher education. it is very challenging to the mind. the school is very supportive of its students. ” – Stephanie from Orem, UT

“…Tiffin is a smaller university, but a good fit for those who are intent on focusing on learning. Classes are a bit on the easy side and parking can get hectic. Professor are very understanding though.” – Sophie from New Albany, IN

Indiana Tech
Fort Wayne, IN

“…great online study program for my major. independent study allows me to study around my schedule. wonderful people to answer questions and help with any difficult situation (application, financial aid, transfers, ect).” – Erika from Bryan, OH

“…best experience ever!” – Jessica from Kernersville, NC

“…RWU is a fantastic school that thrives on building a student's academic performance. The staff and professors genuinely care about their students and will help them reach their life goals. It is truly a great place to learn.” – T from Stoughton, MA

“…Very dedicated professors and admin that can get you to the path you want. They also put a great deal of time in to be able to work one on one. The campus is very relaxing and the facilities are newer. ” – Jason from Bolingbrook, IL

“…salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain times of day. the student body is very diverse and welcoming.” – Meghan from Beverly, MA

“…1. Fresno City College is a beautiful, old fashioned campus, with a diverse student population, located right in the heart of Fresno's historic Tower District. 2. Teachers are involved and invested in the success of their students, and in my...” – Elise from Fresno, CA

“…i love the university of findlay because of the small campus atmosphere. teachers and staff are always willing to talk to and help you with whatever you may need. classes are exciting and fun because the small class sizes allow for hands-on...” – Kristen from Richmond, IN

“…chaminade is an amazing school. the faculty, staff, and students are very friendly. the environment is awesome as well.” – Stella from American Samoa

“…The campus has a cozy small feel but it is large. There are many clubs and activities. The people and staff are very welcoming and friendly” – Syiria from Brooklyn, NY

“…university of phoenix is a wonderful school. uop is very helpful and understanding of their students needs. uop offer classes to fit your lifestyle.” – Meloldy from Bradenton, FL

“…a well laid out campus with decent parking and very knowledgeable professors. many are easy to approach and decent food.” – Jeremy from Hubbard, OH

“…The campus is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for those from a small town or a big town wanting to size down. If anyone is struggling in anyway the professors are always willing to help, but only if you ask. ” – Brittany from Vilonia, AR

“…Cedarville is an amazing place. If you are looking for God, fun, friends, and a great education, you should check out Cedarville. It's a fantastic environment!” – Jonnah from Independence, KY

“…The University of Central Oklahoma is very beautiful inside and out. Campus is well kept, teachers are nice, and the education is top notch. I would recommend this school to anyone trying to further their education. 10 out of 10! ” – Justin from Edmond, OK

“…National University is a great opportunity for me, as a military spouse living overseas, to achieve my goal in receiving my degree. The advisor that I have been conversing with has been a great help and answers all of my questions. Everyone at...” – Acacia from APO, AE

“…I love everything about Fairmont State University. The fact that I can take classes on campus, online, or on many other campuses makes getting to class a lot easier. The small class sizes are also a huge plus.” – Brittney from Kingwood, WV

“… York College of Pennsylvania is a wonderful small college. Classes are taught by professors who truly care about their students, in small settings. The people at YCP are always friendly.” – Christine from Parkville, MD

“…overall this has been a good school, many of the students are focused and the teachers i've had have been helpful and willing to spend time answering questions. ” – Brice

“…The atmosphere of Ohio Northern University is overwhelmed with a positive vibe invigorated in every student. The people at the school make Ohio Northern University what it is, which is an incredible educational experience. Not only are the students...” – Megan from Springboro, OH

“…This college offers smaller classes which is beneficial because the teachers get to know you. The advisors and counselors generally care about the students and are there to help. I do not feel like just a number or body like many of the other college...” – Matthew from Palm Harbor, FL

“…I really love the atmosphere at this school and how personal everything is here. I love that my professors all know my name and some of my interests outside of class.” – Paige from Erie, PA

“…It is a fun loving place. It has positive staff that strive to help to the best of their abilities.” – Sarah from EL Cajon, CA

“…University of Maryland- University College provides various types of degrees and programs for all potential students. Univeristy of Maryland - University College also has very interactive and professors who are expeirenced in the fields they teach....” – Marina from Turlock, CA

“…such an amazing school and campus. the professors i have had so far are very nice, friendly and very helpful. the campus is really big and there are many places to study, there is always a quiet place to study. ” – Jazmin from Huntington Park, CA

“…The professors don't see questions as stupid because if chances are there are a few other people in your class who are wondering the same thing. They truly care about a student's life and will try to help them succeed. The campus constantly has some...” – Kassandra from Valley Stream, NY

“…I like king college very much it has helped me get to know many new people. It is a small school but i have found that i learn better in a small classroom situation. This college is just perfect for me.” – Robert from Arab, AL

“…i love this school. its a nice urban campus thats probably bigger than alot of people would think. this school also has a wide range of diverse people.” – LaQueisha from Pittsburgh, PA

“…The ideal learning environment for young scholars. A great place to network with other people. A place overflowing with opportunity.” – Reshad from Miami, FL

“…Madonna university is a very friendly atompshere. Madonna's professor are willing to help all types of students. The class sizes are perfect for all students to learn.” – Ashley from Coldwater, MI

“…This school is the prefect size for anyone. The programs are very good. Everyone makes you feel comfortable.” – Dylan from Slingerlands, NY

“…amarillo college is wonderful. the instructors are engaging and helpful. the classes are challenging, yet interesting. ” – Katharine from Amarillo, TX

“…the professors are exceptional. the campus is big and spacious. the advisers are so friendly.” – Deiara from Rockledge, FL

“…Provides a very strong medical education. Campus isn't too big to walk to classes. Offers in class and online education.” – Naomi from topeka, KS

“…mount ida is a great school. i have made lots of friends and have learned many new things. i know have great leadership abilities that i did not have before.” – Matthew from RUTLAND, MA

“…missouri western have the best learning environment. faculty are friendly and are able to help students when needed. career advisors are also really helpful.” – Faizan from St Joseph, MO

“…It is a awesome small university where you can get to know other students and teachers get to know you personally and take an active interest in your goals and schooling. There are lots of activities to become involved with as well as plenty of...” – Rebecca from Great Falls, MT

“…great programs, family-feel, small school” – Alexandria from Evans, GA

“…trine university has a beautiful campus, and is in a very friendly town. the staff and faculty here are very friendly, and are always willing to help you out. it is very expensive.” – Nicholle from Warsaw, IN

“…emporia state university is a great school, it is a very student driven campus with lots of opportunity's to get involved with the community and different clubs. the teachers and staff are very welcoming and go out of there way to make sure all needs...” – Natasha from Osborne, KS

“…on a scale from one to ten, i would rate bunker hill community college a 10. i love the learning dynamic as well as the cultural values it up holds. ” – Tatyana from Cambridge, MA

“…Columbia College is a small college that allows it's students to create and achieve big dreams. Not only is it a private college, but it has the atmosphere that allows it's students to feel like they belong while also taking that necessary step into...” – Jetta from Columbia, MO

“…Defiance college is a small school that set students on the right path for a career. The small size classes make students gain confidence to ask questions and approach the professors.” – Robert from New York, NY

“…Quincy University is like a big family home. Everyone knows everyone for something or other. Everyone is very friendly, loving and accepting. ” – Philip from South Holland, IL

“…Embry-Riddle is a great university with dedicated educators. Be prepared to be challenged and incredible opportunities will unfold in front of you. If you love aviation then Riddle is the place for you.” – Andrew from Cave Creek, AZ

“…this school is quiet, small, productive and overall a great place to study and receive an education at.” – Bridgit from Coral Springs, FL