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Careers in the Forensic Sciences FAQ:


This is a guide to a variety of free resources that will help you to learn more about a Career in the Forensic Sciences.

A good place to start is at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). They have a Career Brochure which is a good introduction to the variety of directions one can take in the forensic sciences.

Next, you might want to visit the Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF). Don't miss the resources page there.

You will also not want to overlook the resources on our website, which can be helpful in getting a sense of what various professionals are doing in the forensic sciences.

Do you have questions about Criminal Profiling or Forensic Psychology? Please take a look at the Criminal Profiling as a Career FAQ, prepared by Brent E. Turvey, MS. What you learn might surprise you.

For information on Careers in Criminalistics (one of the forensic sciences that has to do with the analysis of physical evidence), please see the following website, which has been prepared by our instructors Keith Inman and Norah Rudin:

For a degree in Forensic Science, we recommend these top programs that offer a M.S. in Forensic Science:

Other programs claiming to offer a degree in Forensic Science are often a degree in another field, for instance, Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Forensic Science. For a listing of these programs and more, please see:


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Forensic Solutions General Information FAQ

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Criminal Profiling, 2nd Ed.
Career Guide to Criminal Profiling
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