Forensic Science Program
Investigate Forensic Science at University of the Sciences
Are you an inquisitive person with a love of science and the desire to improve society? Then a career in forensic science may be for you. Forensic science applies scientific principles and techniques to the justice system and legal matters to uncover the truth. Our forensic science integrated program or minor can help you on your way to a rewarding career in this fascinating field.
Discover Opportunities in the Forensic Science Field
TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order have showcased the role of forensic scientists, but the opportunities extend far beyond the police crime lab.
Forensic scientists work in:
- All levels of law enforcement
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Postal Service
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Find the Education You’ll Need at USciences
To enter the forensic science field, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) recommends a bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences, such as biology or chemistry, and requires 24 semester hours of each. The AAFS states that: “The title of the degree is not as important as the courses taken.”
A university dedicated to the sciences and offering rigorous hands-on research for undergraduates, makes University of the Sciences an ideal school for those entering this field.
USciences is also a wise choice for those pursuing a forensic science specialty that requires a medical degree or a PhD. The acceptance rate into med school for our graduates is twice the national average. More than 90% of graduates seeking jobs are employed within six months of graduation. (USciences students in the graduating class of 2011. Source: Class of 2011 Post-Graduation Survey)
USciences offers two ways for you to pursue a career in forensic science: