Criminalistics and Criminal Science Major

This is a program that focuses on the application of clinical and criminal laboratory science, investigative techniques, and criminology to the reconstruction of crimes and the analysis of physical evidence.

Includes instruction in laboratory science, laboratory procedures, criminology and police science, evidentiary testing and analysis, computer applications, record-keeping, reconstruction techniques, evidence handling and storage, and applications to specific types of evidence and crimes.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Criminalistics and Criminal Science Major?

If you are completing your degree in this major, you are probably looking to have a career as a Criminologist.  Your job responsibilities will include completing analyses on controlled substances, chemical products, firearms, and DNA at the trace-amount level.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Criminalistics and Criminal Science Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

Publications/Magazines in Criminalistics and Criminal Science