BS Forensic Chemistry

If you are interested in using laboratory analysis to help solve criminal cases, then consider a career in forensic chemistry. As a forensic chemist you will use knowledge from chemistry, biology, materials science, genetics and criminal justice to evaluate material evidence related to crime scenes. The results of a forensic chemists work are used in police investigation and court trials. They are often called upon to provide expert testimony and explain their findings to a jury.

Most forensic chemists work in government labs for federal, state, local police department, county medical examiner’s office, forensic services lab or a branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  However, there are private labs that also provide forensic services and analysis.

BS Forensic Chemistry degree plan

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