Why earn a bachelor's degree in forensic science?

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Forensic science is a fast-growing field that offers a variety of career opportunities. In the forensic science program at UND, you'll study everything from biology and chemistry to forensic anthropology and criminal procedures.

An interdisciplinary program, the B.S. draws on resources from departments including anthropology, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, physics and psychology. You can choose from four sub-plans or complete the traditional forensic science curriculum. The four sub-plan options are:

  • Investigations
  • Forensic Wildlife Biology
  • Forensic Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Analysis

Whichever path you choose, you'll get experience in a forensic laboratory, especially in security, chain of custody and forensic report writing.

Forensic Science at UND

  • Attend annual meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  • Join the Forensic Science Club to participate in social gatherings, presentations and demonstrations for local high schools.

  • Engage in science outreach in conjunction with the Dakota Science Center's annual Science Day.

Forensic Science Careers


Projected job growth for forensic science technicians

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Median annual salary for forensic science technicians

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A degree in forensic science serves as a springboard to fulfilling careers at the intersection of justice and science. Whatever area of science interests you, the field of forensic science has a career path for you.

Popular career choices include:

  • DNA analyst
  • Evidence analyst
  • Crime scene technician
  • Crime laboratory analyst
  • Medical examiner

UND graduates have gone on to careers in law enforcement, corrections and other fields across the United States, including in:

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Washington

Forensic Science Courses

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