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The field of forensics is remarkably specialized.

Forensic science refers to a wide array of disciplines that apply the knowledge and techniques of science to the investigation of crime and the courts of law. Sometimes referred to as criminalistics, the forensic science crime laboratory includes specialized areas of forensic biology, forensic chemistry, fingerprint and footprint analysis, forensic document analysis, and toolmark and firearms identification. Forensic biology specificities include DNA analysis, forensic biochemistry and botanical analysis. Forensic chemistry areas include toxicology, microscopy, hair and fiber analysis, glass analysis, and explosives. The numerous other forensic science careers include forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic psychology, forensic pathology, forensic computer science, forensic entomology, forensic nursing, and forensic engineering.

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Classes are in anthropology, biology. chemistry and justice studies.

Forensic scientists apply the knowledge and techniques of science to the purposes of law. Forensic studies incorporate a wide array of disciplines and can be vital to enforcing criminal laws and government regulations, settling civil disputes, and to protecting public health.

Preparation guidelines are outlined in the catalog for three common areas of graduate study in forensic studies:

  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemisty
  • Forensic Anthropology

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