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Forensic Science Impact

Forensic Science

Successful Forensic Science majors at Fairmont State University will be proficient in problem solving, legal analysis and application, quantitative reasoning, investigation, and scientific laboratory procedures

A number of educational elements must be covered in a Forensic Science program.  The Forensic Science curriculum at Fairmont includes courses in forensic sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, and math.

A Forensic Science degree is ideal for immediate employment or advanced study.  Combining a Forensic Science degree with degrees in chemistry, biology, math, business, foreign languages or psychology makes graduates highly marketable.

Career Opportunities

The annual median wage for a Forensic Science Technician is $47,680.00, and the projected need for this career field is expected to increase by 21% until 2016.  Forensic Science students who go directly into the workforce are often:

  • Medical Examiner
  • Criminalists
  • Forensic Anthropologists
  • Forensic Chemists
  • Forensic Pathologists
  • Toxicologists


Our mission as a forensic science program is to develop professional, ethical graduates whose competence in problem-solving, legal analysis and application, quantitative reasoning, investigation and scientific laboratory procedures can be applied to immediate employment or advanced study.