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Is it better to major in chemistry or biology in order to get a good job as a forensic scientist?

I am interested in getting a job in a forensics laboratory. I am currently a chemistry major, but I am thinking of switching to biology. Would it be better for me to stay in chemistry and minor in biology, or switch to bio and minor in chem? Or should I do biochemistry (this honestly does not interest me very much). If I didn't get a job in forensics, I'd want to work for the CDC, NIH, etc. and study diseases/epidemics/the environment, etc. This makes it sound like I should major in bio, but I read somewhere chemistry is the best degree for forensics. Thanks!! I am minoring in forensics. My college does not offer it as a major, but even if it did I read it is best to major in either chem or bio so you can get a job not relating to forensics if the need be. I plan on going to grad school for forensic science. I'm considering changing my major because though I was very good at chemistry in high school, I have done poorly in it at the college level (I took Honors Gen. chem and I am currently finishing my first semester in organic chem.) I feel like I got screwed in my major because I had a bad prof last year and this year, plus I got sick with mono and I am very behind in organic. Also, I hate math/physics and biology requires less and easier class requirements for both of those.

Asked By: saturnia107 - 11/28/2006
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Answered By: Tomteboda - 11/28/2006
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Why not major in forensics? Many universities have forensics as a major.
Answered By: Cindy C - 11/28/2006
 
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