Forensic Science Major

Approved StemJobs College 2015Why study Forensic Science?

Forensic science is the application of science to the law. Forensic scientists use scientific methodology to collect and analyze evidence. Forensic science is an applied discipline which requires an extensive background in the natural sciences, coupled with practical laboratory experience.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for careers with state, local, and federal crime laboratories as well as commercial laboratories that process forensic samples. You also will be ready for graduate study in forensic science, biology and chemistry.

Job outlook (2012-22)

  • Forensic Science Technicians*
    • Job outlook: 6% increase 
    • Wages: The median annual salary for forensic science technicians was $52,840 in 2012, or $25.41 per hour.
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*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Forensic Science is offered at the following Upper Iowa University location:

  • Residential Fayette campus