Forensics in our current understanding serves to identify, analyze and reconstruct criminal acts that are systematically investigated. In the course of the crime education forensic science is very important, since not only the criminology and forensic psychology have great relevance, but the forensics as a collective term also part of the natural sciences, jurisprudence and forensics touched.
Meanwhile you can study forensics at many universities in the USA, where forensic science has developed into a popular course of study. In Germany, practice-oriented studies have by far not achieved the same degree of popularity as in the America. If you are interested in an interdisciplinary degree in forensic science, then ten universities in America are recommended below in alphabetic order, which you should consider when choosing your study location:
Boston University, Boston Massachusetts – A peculiarity of this university is that the forensics is not only taught in terms of natural science, but the forensic medicine is in the foreground. Because forensics is offered at the medical school, it is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in forensic pathology, forensic medicine and toxicology.
Drexel University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania – This is the foundation study that provides the perfect foundation for the consecutive master’s degree in Forensic Science. This Private University invests many resources in research.
George Washington University, Washington D.C. Washington – The GWU is the largest and second oldest university in the country. Here forensics is taught as a branch of chemistry and molecular biology. So if you want to focus on the scientific aspects of forensics, this is the place for you.
Ohio University, Athens Ohio – With many internships during their studies, Ohio University can boast a high recruitment rate for graduates after a successful forensic course of study. On average, graduates are permanently employed within half a year.
Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania – This world-renowned university specializes in criminalistics. Students can also test theoretical knowledge alongside regular seminars in a forensic club. Penn State is known for research projects in the fields of sociology, psychology and forensic science.
State University of Albany, Albany New York – State University of Albany is known for providing a good basic education to become a “classic forensic scientist.” Focusing on experimental laboratory examinations, it is beneficial to have access to DNA during your studies. Academy at the well-known Northeast Regional Forensic Institute.
Syracuse University, Syracuse New York – This private university offers “forensic science” as an interdisciplinary degree program, with a focus on several disciplines. From Anthropology to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) and humanities, the degree program combines many different areas. Here you will learn a very theoretical, but also broad-based education, which may be particularly interesting for working with authorities.
Texas A&M University, Morgantown West Virginia – The TAMU was developed by News & World Report ranked 68th in national universities. In addition to the focus on STEM subjects, the university offers courses in criminal law and criminology (investigative sciences program). Sponsors include NASA and the National Institutes of Health.
University of California at Davis, Davis – The UC Davis trains students as criminologists. Particularly in the field of forensics, DNA analysis procedures and forensics, the courses of this university are solidly set up.
West Virginia University, Morgantown West Virginia – A study of forensics and criminology at the WVU offers three specialization options: Forensic Investigations, Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry. In addition, the university offers courses in communication, expertise and law.
The profession for a forensic scientist of applied natural sciences is instrumental laboratory analysis. With his know-how, he is able to analyze DNA traces and other substances and thus forms the basis for the detection of criminal offenses. His expertise is particularly sought after by criminal authorities, authorities, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. We at German eForensics also work closely with international criminal departments and support the forensic forensic scientists with our product, EVISCAN. The innovative technology behind EVISCAN has revolutionized the protection of latent fingerprints and human traces: Fingerprints can now be secured and analyzed without contact and without chemical additives. The integrity of the track is thus completely preserved without disturbing the analysis of other criminally relevant tracks. See EVISCAN live in action at our online demonstration.
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