3 Top Universities For Forensic Science Programs

 In Training & Education

A CSAFE Partner School Spotlight

One of the core research areas at CSAFE is training and education. The next generation of forensic scientists, laboratory technicians and other practitioners in the forensic community are vital to the innovation and integrity of the forensic field and to our country’s justice overall. We are proud to be partnered with institutions that are preparing this next generation of forensic scientists, and we look forward to working in collaboration and spreading the advancement of forensic sciences from practicing forensic scientists to those aspiring to join the field.

1. Albany State University | Albany, Georgia

Albany State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science within a challenging academic environment. Its program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Students receive fundamental scientific knowledge, laboratory and analytical skills, communication skills and ethical principles through their studies and hands-on experiences. The program integrates research activities focused on forensic areas such as programming, data analysis, real-time instrument control and project planning.

Students should consider the forensic BS program at Albany State University if they are seeking careers in:

  • Forensic chemistry
  • Forensic microscopy
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic photography
  • Forensic fingerprinting
  • Forensic DNA

In collaboration with CSAFE, Albany State University forensic science faculty are working to elevate their program to even greater heights and to advance the overall level of forensics education in the country.

2. Fayetteville State University | Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Bachelor of Science program in Forensic Science at Fayetteville State University helps students develop their technical skills, and their basic foundational science and laboratory problem-solving skills. The program touches on areas such as DNA analysis, forensic chemistry and trace evidence. Students will also learn how to prepare reports, document their findings and their laboratory techniques, and communicate their findings. Upon graduation, students are prepared to contribute to a modern crime laboratory — as well as help advance the forensic science community overall.

Students can choose between one of two concentrations:

  • Forensic biology
  • Forensic chemistry

In collaboration with CSAFE, the professors and faculty in the forensics program at Fayetteville State University aspire to provide their students with the latest training in forensic techniques and models, and to foster innovation among its students.

3. Eastern New Mexico University | Portales, New Mexico

The forensic science program offered at Eastern New Mexico University develops the technical talents of students as well as their ability to critically think and actively synthesize information. The program adheres to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission standards. Students will learn from practitioners at the local, state and national levels, and they will gain both theoretical and practical experience within classrooms and laboratories.

Within the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science program, students can concentrate their studies in one of three emphasis areas:

  • Forensic biology
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Forensic anthropology

The school has plans to add digital forensics in the near future, and its collaboration with CSAFE will help it better achieve its goal by staying on the cutting edge of digital forensic practices.

Does your school’s forensic science program have a passion for the advancement of the forensic science industry? Do you want to not only stay on the cutting edge of forensic technology — but help lead it? Contact CSAFE today.

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