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Forensic science and technology is a program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, dna and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
How are students who recently completed a degree in forensic science and technology doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field criminal justice and corrections, which includes
forensic science and technology.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in criminology
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in criminology. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 24% of criminology majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of criminology majors also earned a graduate degree is near the middle in comparison to other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in criminology
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by criminology graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire criminology majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire criminology majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by criminology majors.
Explore schools that offer forensic science and technology degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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211 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
criminology is part of a larger collection of programs: Protective Services. Is there a different program that's close to criminology that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.