What can I do with a major in...

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

Agricultural Scientist
Agronomist
Anesthesiologist
Assayer
Biochemist
Brewer Lab Assistant
Cepalometric Analyst
Ceramic Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Chemical Oceanographer
Chemist
Chemistry Technologist
Clarifying Plant Operator
College Professor
Color Chemist
Consumer Protection
Crime Lab Analyst
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Dietician
Educator
Environmental Health
Fire Protection Engineer
Food and Drug Analyst
Food Scientist
Forensic Chemist
Genetic Counselor
Geneticist
Geologist
High School Teacher
Hospital Administrator
Hydrologist
Industrial Health
Industrial Hygienist

Internist
Laboratory Assistant
Metallurgist
Molecular Biologist
Nuclear Scientist
Nutritionist
Occupational Safety
Patent Examiner
Perfumer
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
Pharmacist
Pharmacologist
Physician
Physicist
Planner
Plastics Engineer
Product Tester
Quality Assurance Mgr
Risk Manager
Sanitarian
Science Lab Tech
Soil Scientist
System Analyst
Technical Writer
Technician
Tissue Technologist
Toxicologist
Underwater Technician
Vector Control Assistant
Veterinarian
Wastewater Chemist
Water Purification
Wood Scientist
Yeast Culture Developer


Professional Organizations

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

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

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

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
PO Box 2710
Largo, FL 33779

Web sites

Forensic Science sites

Carpenter's Forensic Science Resources: Associations and Organizations
Forensic Science Associates
Kim Kruglick's Law and Forensic Science
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:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

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

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu