Can you see yourself working in a forensic investigation laboratory, analyzing evidence found at a crime scene? Do you envision a career analyzing DNA or blood spatter, or using cutting-edge technology to identify new or existing drugs?
Get on track for one of these highly rewarding careers when you choose one of the best Forensic Science programs in the region at Edinboro University.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, forensic science technicians can
expect a 17% job growth through 2026.
Edinboro boasts the oldest - and most reputable - forensic science program in the region. It was developed in consultation with a Forensic Advisory Board that consisted of forensic practitioners from multiple states. As a student in this program, you will:
The multidisciplinary program at Edinboro provides you with a strong foundation in the areas of chemistry, biology and criminal justice.
You'll thrive in small-size lectures and labs taught by faculty, not graduate assistants. They will guide you in the theory and operation of specialized equipment used for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Along the way, you'll sharpen the oral, written and interpersonal communication skills that you will need when you are called upon as an expert witness.
When you graduate, you will be well-prepared to pursue a graduate degree, or to enter
the workforce as a forensic science technician, working in labs associated with a
federal, state or local police department; medical examiner's office; independent
forensic services lab, or the FBI.
Many of our alumni go on to earn graduate degrees in forensic science and analytical chemistry. Others go directly into the workforce in local, state and federal law enforcement or related fields.
Here are a few examples of where our talented alumni are now:
- Chase Bennett, ’19, extraction technician, Calypso Enterprise
- Erin O’Brien, ’18, law student WVU School of Law
- Danai Taruvinga, ’17, (MS Syracuse, U.) Forensic Toxicologist, Cuyahoga County
- Katelyn Vogel, ’17, chemical technician, PA State Police Crime Lab
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