Do you have an interest in crime scene investigation? Grand Canyon University offers a degree in forensic science for students interested in analyzing, collecting and processing forensic evidence for legal purposes. This is a rapidly growing field as advancements in biology and technology rapidly develop and contribute to an increased need for specialized personnel trained in providing precise evidence in court. Find out how GCU can help you gain the necessary skills to fill the needs of this industry:
GCU’s degree in forensic science, offered through the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, emphasizes subjects such as biology and chemistry, with additional focus on crime scene processing, toxicology, technology, human pathology and more. Students in the forensic science program gain extensive training in analyzing of forensic evidence, evaluating mock crime scenes and collecting evidence to solve investigations. In addition, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate work in specialized areas of forensic science, for those interested in continuing their education after earning their bachelor’s degree.
Upon graduation from GCU with a degree in forensic science, students are qualified to find employment in multiple private or public forensic science and conventional analytical laboratories. Graduates may choose to pursue a career as a crime scene investigator, DNA analysis, forensic evidence processor or lab technician. As graduates gain more experience in their designated field, they may advance to positions such as a laboratory supervisor, manager or director. Graduates may also decide to continue their education by earning a master’s degree or PhD in forensic science.
Why Choose GCU?
Grand Canyon University is an accredited and transfer-friendly university, holding regional, college and program-specific accreditations. GCU is an affordable private Christian university with scholarship opportunities for incoming students. Enrollment representatives work with students to evaluate their previous coursework and determine anticipated graduation dates.
If you are considering a degree in forensic science from GCU, you may want to check out Forensic Science Day, a day dedicated to sharing knowledge about the field with prospective students.
If you are interested in earning a degree in forensic science and want to learn more admissions requirements, visit our website or contact us today!
Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.