What should my major be in order to be a forensic scientist?
I'm interested in being a forensic scientist, but there are only about 5 schools in Georgia that offer it as a major. I read that I could major in biology or criminal justice and become a forensic scientist as well, is that the case? The schools that offer actual forensic science as a major are two year technical schools, but I was under the impression you had to complete a four year program in order to become one? Someone please help
Asked By: kaleighkahl - 1/8/2012
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You don't have to have a criminal justice major, just a major in one of the basic sciences along with an advance course in analytical science (usually analytical chemistry). This background will get you into the general field of criminal forensics. Forensic science includes toolmark (e.g. ballistics), questioned... More
Answered By: RC from CA - 1/8/2012
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Many schools offer 4 year degree programs fitting just such qualifications. For instance, Forensic Biochemistry is a very common major that would give you the tools you need. Otherwise I would recommend something such as Biochemistry, or maybe Biochemistry with a Criminal Justice minor. The most important step (I do... More
Answered By: Anoxic - 1/8/2012
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