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How to Have a Career in Forensics

Do you get excited watching crime shows on TV? Do you have a knack for science? Turn your dream of having a career in forensics into a reality.


  • Step 1: Earn a degree Earn an undergraduate degree in a pure science, such as biology, chemistry, or engineering. Labs studied in college are similar to labs done in forensics.
  • Step 2: Get your master’s degree Obtain a master’s degree. The best courses to take are accredited by the Forensic Science Society.
  • Step 3: Find an internship Gain experience through an internship. Ask questions, observe your peers, and go the extra mile.
  • TIP: The internet hosts many specialized internship program websites.
  • Step 4: Take a course in public speaking Take a course in public speaking. As a forensic scientist, you may be required to speak in court. You must express your findings succinctly.
  • Step 5: Join the Forensic Science Society Join the Forensic Science Society as a student or an affiliate. Here you can learn the latest procedures and trends.
  • Step 6: Network Network with as many people as possible. Maintain contact with professors and other professionals. These people might help you get a job!
  • FACT: Did you know? Sherlock Holmes was the first fictional detective to use science to solve crimes.

You Will Need

  • A bacheloru2019s degree in a pure science
  • A masteru2019s degree in forensic science
  • Experience
  • Public speaking skills
  • Attention to detail

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