Forensic Science Degree at Seattle University (Seattle U.)

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Forensic Science Degree

The forensic science degree program at Seattle University includes instruction for students that focuses on the application of biomedical, physical, and social sciences for the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony, and criminal suspects. Students who graduate the forensic science degree program will have knowledge in courses such as forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology, crime scene analysis, fingerprint technology, document analysis, pattern analysis, examination procedures, and applicable law and regulations. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer forensic science degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Forensic Science program at Seattle University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Forensic Science Technicians

Description

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, forensic science technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.6% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 130
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.97
    • Average Annual Salary: $62,330
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.64
    • Average Annual Salary: $65,810

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Forensic Science Programs in Washington

Forensic Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Corrections (C,A)
  • Forensic Science (C,A)
  • Police Science (C,A)

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Law and Justice Administration (A)
  • Forensic Science (A)

Centralia College

Centralia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Law and Justice Administration (C)
  • Forensic Science (C)
  • Police Science (C)

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