Why Choose GCU for a Forensic Science Degree?

Posted on August 31, 2016  in  [ Engineering & Technology ]

Are you considering going to college to earn a STEM degree? If so, you may want to look into the benefits offered by a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, along with the exciting career opportunities! Read on to find out how earning a forensic science degree at Grand Canyon University can advance your skills and qualifications:

Specialized Training

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is becoming increasingly necessary for forensic scientists to stay up-to-date and gain specialized training. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science will help you do exactly that.

In your forensic science degree program at GCU, you will learn how to analyze, collect and process forensic evidence to draw scientific conclusions for various types of investigations. You will also study essential subjects such as biology and chemistry to ensure that you have the required prerequisites to understand the training you receive in crime scene processing, toxicology, human pathology, serology and forensic DNA analysis.

Solid Foundation

As a student in GCU’s program, you will build a solid foundation in forensic science by participating in extensive lab and field settings that give you valuable hands-on experience. Evaluating mock crime scenes within your program is also an excellent exercise that will help you gain a strong foundation and good habits when documenting, collecting and analyzing evidence in a crime scene. The foundation you build in your forensic science program will provide you with the necessary skills for your field and your passion.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate with a degree in forensic science, you become qualified to apply for several jobs within the field. You may choose to begin your career in crime scene investigation, DNA analysis or forensic evidence processing.

After spending a few years within your field, you could eventually qualify for positions such as a laboratory supervisor, manager or director. In addition to gaining work experience, you could also choose to further your education and pursue a natural science or forensic science degree at the master’s or PhD level.

Why GCU?

Grand Canyon University offers an innovative and interactive forensic science degree program within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. GCU’s small class sizes make it easy to engage in deep class discussions, labs and mock investigations. The experienced faculty are committed to student success and willing to help you through every step of your journey. Additionally, GCU’s annual Forensic Science Day helps expand your knowledge and allows you to share your passion with other like-minded individuals from across the state of Arizona.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in forensic science from Grand Canyon University, then visit our website or contact us today for more information!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.

Jessica Meyer

Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation.

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