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Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Analyzing evidence at a crime scene such as fingerprints, blood, semen and other typical items, is the job of a forensic scientist. It is crucial that the justice system be able to confirm the relevance of that evidence to the suspect's innocence or guilt in the court of law. Forensic scientists are an important factor in determining innocence or guilt when presenting evidence and testifying to their conclusions in court.

Not only does the forensic scientist analyze and collect data from the scene of the crime, it is also their responsibility to reconstruct bones and crime scenes to create a better understanding of the events and chronology of the crime scene.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • MS in Criminal Justice - Leadership/Executive Management

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Kaplan University KHE

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Corrections
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Crime Scene Investigation

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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations (Hybrid)
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations

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You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs:

  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Forensic Science

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CTU can connect you to a powerful professional network, real-world faculty and innovative technology.

Programs:

  • Denver - Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigation

Locations: Englewood
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Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

Programs:

  • MA in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies

Locations: Denver
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Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs:

  • Applied Criminology Certificate

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Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor Degree

Locations: Summerdale , Lancaster
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Other responsibilities may include the preservation of evidence, submission of written reports, courtroom testimony, and sharing their findings with attorney and law officials during the deposition and discovery process.

Even entry-level jobs as a forensic scientist may require the candidate to have a four-year degree in biology, chemistry, genetics, or similar field. Study in criminal justice and law would also enhance the candidate's application. Forensic scientists employed by the government usually work a standard forty-hour week, although an increase in cases and deadlines can occasionally require overtime.