About the Academics: Forensic Science
A successful career in Forensic Science starts with a quality education, and the University of North Dakota has been offering just that since forming its Forensic Science program in 1999.
As one of few universities to offer an undergraduate program in Forensic Science, and the only university with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science in the Northern Tier states, UND has become a prominent leader in the field. Committed and qualified professors, advanced facilities and resources, and endless opportunities make up this winning environment for Forensic Science majors.
UND's Forensic Science Program, offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, specializes in two tracks:
- Evidence Technician
- Evidence Analyst
At UND, students get the unique opportunity to work in a forensic science teaching laboratory modeled after a functioning crime lab featuring:
- a darkroom and state-of-the-art alternate light equipment for revealing latent prints and questioned document analysis.
- a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer for students training on unknown substances.
Many of our alumni participated in various internships with the government, which helped them to obtain full-time careers in their fields. Since 2004, UND students have received crime lab internships in:
- North Dakota
UND Forensic Science alumni are employed both in state and out of state in crime labs, law enforcement and corrections positions. Currently, there is a great and growing need for skilled employees within this field. With crime lab improvements, and laboratory updates, Forensic Science is a career in demand.
Forensic Science is a promising major for any student interested in science and how it applies to legal processes. It provides an economical undergraduate education which includes laboratory training in common criminalistics techniques (e.g. fingerprint development, evidence collection) to set graduates apart from general science majors.
Refer to the UND Forensic Science Program for more information.