Post Number: 181
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 06:13 am: ||
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors has an excellent student resources page here, which includes the following:
Academic Credentials for Forensic Scientists
If you are interested in becoming a forensic scientist, you should seek to earn a B.S. degree in chemistry, biology, molecular biology, or forensic science. Your elective courses should include criminal justice, criminal law, criminal procedure, introduction to forensic science (or criminalistics), and statistics.
If you chose to pursue a degree in forensic science, be sure that your school's program is heavily weighted in chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and other natural sciences. Not all forensic science programs are created equal and you must be very careful not to invest your tuition dollars in a program that is inadequate.