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Forensic Science Degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001052
  • Phone: (205) 934-4011

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  • Phone: (205) 934-8221

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Forensic Science Degree

The forensic science degree program at University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 Alabama colleges that offer forensic science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Forensic Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a master's degree program in forensic science.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male1
Female7

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic1
White5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Forensic Science program at UAB, 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

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).