forensicScience

About the Program

Forensic Science is the fastest-growing field of science. The popularity of movies (such as The Bone Collector) and television programs (like CSI: Crime Scene Investigators) is just a small indication of the public’s interest in using scientific techniques to solve real-world problems and make a difference in our world. Students who are interested in Forensic Science are encouraged to follow one of two tracks: a major in Criminal Justice with the minor in Forensic Science, or a major in Pre-Professional Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.

  • BIO 111 Introductory Biology II
  • CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 302 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 331 Forensic Science
  • CJU 335 Introduction to Forensic Investigations

A minor in Forensic Science paired with the right major can lead to many career paths:

Some of these career paths include:

Forensic Scientist

Crime Scene Investigator

Forensic Psychology

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Contact Dr. Laura Grochowski  lgrochowski@ferrum.edu or Dr. Katie Goff kgoff@ferrum.edu for help deciding which track is most suited to your interests and strengths.