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Overview for Forensic Science and Technology

A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology, crime scene analysis, fingerprint technology, document analysis, pattern analysis, examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Careers for Forensic Science and Technology Majors

A major in Forensic Science and Technology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Forensic Science and Technology

Top 8 Pennsylvania Colleges with the highest percentage of Forensic Science and Technology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Mercyhurst College
Erie, PA
 21
(3.3%)
Less Selective$24,351 
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, PA
 12
(2.9%)
Less Selective$17,760 
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
 32
(2.7%)
Less Selective$26,468 
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Alvernia University
Reading, PA
 12
(2.6%)
Less Selective$24,350 
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
 2
(1.5%)
Moderately Selective$28,290 
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
 14
(0.1%)
Moderately Selective$25,946 
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
 1
(0.1%)
Less Selective$32,824 
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York College Pennsylvania
York, PA
 1
(0.1%)
Moderately Selective$13,000 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.