Forensic Science (Arizona State University)
If you want a career that includes analyzing DNA or investigating crime scenes, you can pursue a four-year Bachelor of Science in forensic science at Arizona State University. You’ll study a mix of oral communication, chemistry and biology while pursuing this degree, which qualifies you for the fast-growing career field of law enforcement investigation. You’ll need 120 credit hours, with at least 45 of them in your major area, to graduate from this program.
As a forensic science student, you’ll participate in chemistry and biology lab work to learn crime-lab techniques and study both natural and mathematical sciences. The program’s addition of oral communication study will help graduates relate scientific methods and findings to others, which can be applied as an expert witness and in other uses. For those who wish to pursue DNA analysis, nine hours of molecular biology, genetics and molecular biology are also required, which may be in addition to the 120 credits needed for graduation.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school