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Online Crime Scene & Forensics Degrees and Careers

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to collect evidence, identify clues, scrutinize crime scenes, and crack tough cases like the detectives on TV's popular police procedurals? A degree in crime scene and forensics science can put you on the path to a profession in this exciting and challenging field.

Although most crime scene and forensics professionals would tell you that they rely more on good, old-fashioned detective work and deduction than on flashy gadgets and high-tech devices, a degree in crime scene and forensics science introduces you to the latest technologies that police agencies use to solve cases. In fact, due to the increasing technological complexity of the field, most experts agree that aspiring crime scene and forensics specialists with a degree should be best positioned to succeed in this increasingly competitive profession in the years ahead.

Education & Career Opportunities in Crime Scene & Forensics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the overall outlook for detectives specializing in crime scene and forensics science could reach 12 percent between 2008 and 2018. Because entry-level positions in the field are subject to intense competition, degrees in crime scene and forensics science (associate's and bachelor's) are a great way to get ahead. Thanks to the Internet, prospective students can earn online degrees in crime scene and forensics programs. Many community colleges, technical and vocational schools, and four-year university offer degree programs in crime scene and forensics technology both online and on campus.


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