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  • Forensic & Investigative Sciences

    In this major students learn how to use the life sciences, from DNA to ecology, to analyze crime scene evidence or solve mysteries in industrial, regulatory, or medical settings. This major is excellent for students seeking to gain entry into careers that deal with the collection, preservation, processing and use of evidentiary information to solve problems. Forensic and investigative scientists rely upon state-of-the-art scientific discoveries and technologies as tools to seek answers to critical questions in a variety of settings. Molecular, organismal, environmental, and ecological sources of information are often analyzed and interpreted in industrial, regulatory, legal, medical and associated professions. Graduates will be competitive for employment opportunities in quality assurance laboratories, homeland security and investigative services at local, state and national levels. Graduates will also be well prepared for opportunities to enter post-graduate studies or professional schools including medicine, law, and veterinary medicine.

    What do you want to do with Forensic & Investigative Sciences?

    Career ideas for Forensic & Investigative Sciences majors:

    Crime Scene Investigator, FBI Agent, Forensic Investigator, Forensic Scientist, Criminalist, Forensic Science Technician, Homeland Security Officer, Lawyer, State and Local Governments Agent

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