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What can I do with a major in Forensic Science?

Forensic Science is specially designed as an interdisciplinary program for students with a strong interest in criminal justice and chemistry. The program will prepare a forensic science major to work in a modern crime laboratory, at the local, regional, state, or federal level. Students may also pursue careers in Drug Enforcement Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Strategies

• Enhance computer skills
• Obtain internship in field
• Work or volunteer in lab
• Work as a research assistant for chemist or chemistry professor
• Attend lectures or science fairs
• Strengthen reading, writing, and communication skills



Career Titles

Account Manager- Forensics & Human Identity
Advisory Forensic Service Associate
Agricultural Scientist
Agronomist
Anesthesiologist
Assayer
Ballistic Technician
Biochemist
Brewer Lab Assistant
Cepalometric Analyst
Ceramic Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Chemical Oceanographer
Chemist
Chemistry Technologist
Clarifying Plant Operator
College Instructor/Professor
Color Chemist
Consumer Protection
Crime Lab Analyst
Crime Scene Investigator
Crime Scene Technician
Criminalist
Cyber Forensic Specialist
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Dietician
Educator
Environmental Health
Evidence Technician
Fingerprint Analyst
Fingerprint Classifier
Fire Protection Engineer
Food and Drug Analyst
Food Scientist
Forensic Archaeologist
Forensic Anthropologist
Forensic Biologist
Forensic Chemist
Forensic Computing/Digital Specialist
Forensic DNA Analyst
Forensic Documents Examiner
Forensic Engineer
Forensic Entomologist
Forensic Investigator
Forensic Linguistics
Forensic Photographer
Forensic Science Technician
Forensic Technology Data Analysis Associate
Forensic Toxicologist

Genetic Counselor
Geneticist
Geologist
Handwriting Expert
High School Teacher
Hospital Administrator
Hydrologist
Incident Response Analyst
Industrial Health Associate
Industrial Hygienist
Internist
Laboratory Assistant
Latent Print Examiner
Media Forensic Analyst
Metallurgist
Molecular Biologist
Nuclear Scientist
Nutritionist
Occupational Safety Officer
Patent Examiner
Perfumer
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Pharmacist
Pharmacologist
Physician
Physicist
Planner
Plastics Engineer
Polygraph Examiner
Product Tester
Quality Assurance Manager
Risk Manager
Sanitarian
Science Lab Technician
Security Analyst
Soil Scientist
Staff Forensic Chemist
System Analyst
Technical Writer
Technician
Tissue Technologist
Toxicologist
Underwater Technician
Vector Control Assistant
Veterinarian
Wastewater Chemist
Water Purification Technician
Wood Scientist
Yeast Culture Developer


Professional Organizations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
410 North 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036

American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
2750 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65804

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
139J Technology Drive
Garner, NC  27529

Association of Fraud Examiners
716 West Avenue
Austin, TX  78701-2427

Web sites

Forensic Science sites

Carpenter's Forensic Science Resources: Associations and Organizations
Forensic Science Associates: Useful links
Science Careers database
Zeno's Forensic Site


Chemistry/Laboratory sites

Agricultural Biotech Chemical Job List
American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society Job Bank
Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists & Engineers
Chemical Week (online magazine)
Chem Web
Science Global Career Network

 
Criminal Justice sites

Central Intelligence Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Jobs for Criminal Justice
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
US Department of Justice


Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu




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