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The Forensic Science Degree is for those who are interested in pursuing a career in a forensic science discipline. Students should expect to transfer to a 4-year school and complete a bachelor’s degree in this or related field to be considered for employment.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Practice good laboratory techniques ensuring safety, quality control, and quality assurance
- Create well-organized, informed, and effective written reports and scientific articles
- Supply informed, concise, and unbiased expert witness testimony
- Properly collect, preserve, and process evidence using various scientific techniques
- Explain the methods, procedures, and equipment applied to identify and characterize biological and chemical samples
Careers in the field can include: crime scene processing, criminalistics, forensic biology, and forensic chemistry. Students selecting this major should be advised that employers in Forensic Science related occupational fields conduct both CORI (Criminal Offense Record Act) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Informational) checks pursuant to Chapter 6, Sections 172-178 of the Massachusetts General Laws related regulations.