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Forensic Science – Professional/Career Opportunities


What Can I Do With A Forensic Science Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for forensic scientists are expected to grow by more than 17% by the year 2026. The median annual salary for a forensic scientist is $56,750. Forensic scientists employed by federal agencies typically earn higher salaries than those employed by state and local agencies.

Training Requirements to become a Forensic Scientist: bachelor’s degree in a laboratory-based scientific discipline is needed, with a strong background in physics, math, and chemistry being especially important. This background will also enable graduates to enter science fields other than forensic science or to pursue graduate studies in areas of biology or chemistry.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

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