The blog provides specific information to help you decide if forensic science is the right choice for you. With the inside scoop on forensic science professors, schools and training programs, as well as detailed information on the steps and requirements to become a forensics professional, the Forensic EDU blog is a fine place to begin your research.
Forensic biologists can seek many different types of careers and occupations. The FBI alone has career positions posted on its laboratory website that include those for biologists, DNA biologists, biologist forensic examiners and biology DNA program specialists.
Anyone with a bachelor's degree in accounting who wants the opportunity to expand their job prospects and become certified in a particular field would do well to consider further education in forensic accounting. As the overall demand for accountants grows, at an expected rate of 13% over the next ten years (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012 ), so should the demand for the forensic specialty.
Students looking to learn about computer forensics online will find a variety of options from the undergraduate to graduate level and from full degrees to certificates. Computer forensics programs may also be known as digital forensics, and below we list 15 programs, mostly available through universities, which are offered online.
The job of an arson investigator is essential when it comes to determining the cause of any suspicious fire. Arson investigators may work for fire departments, law enforcement agencies, or even insurance companies. While most training was once done "on the job" the tides have since shifted towards more formal, academic training in investigative procedures and fire science.
Crime scene investigators have an impact out in the field, but also in the lab and even in the courtroom, providing testimony or expert opinion. The crime scene investigator (CSI) professors on our list of top 15 come from a variety of backgrounds with many, but not all, having extensive service in law enforcement or for a police agency.
Cybersecurity may seem like a sophisticated concept, and indeed takes on many forms. This can include strategies for protecting identities and private information on the web as well as making the transference of information more secure on e-commerce sites. Our list of Top 15 Cybersecurity Professors includes those teaching and researching in the field or doing both.
Ralph Ristenbatt III is not sure why he made the same Top Forensic Science Professors list as the renowned criminologist Dr. Henry Lee, but that doesn’t mean his experience in the field should be discounted – especially to students interested in a career in forensic science.
Many students completing a degree in the forensic sciences, or in the natural sciences, may be required to complete an internship to obtain that degree. Learn more about what these internships entail, and where to find them.
Barry is Managing Editor of ForensicsColleges.com, operated by educational web publisher Sechel Ventures Partners LLC, which he co-founded. Barry was previously VP for a financial software company, and currently sits on the board of a K-8 school and lives with his wife and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.