How To Become A Forensic Scientist
Answer 1: Glenn Wilcher: Forensic Technician
It all depends on what you want to do. Do you want to work in a lab? Then for most lab specialties you would need a degree in natural science (chemistry or biology). Many of my colleagues started their forensic science careers with just bachelors degrees in chemistry or biology. They obviously got a lot of on-the-job training.
In today's competitive job market you would probably need a masters (in forensic science or one of the natural sciences) to get hired for a lab position. For crime scene processing and crime scene reconstruction you don't need to major in natural science but you do need course work in chemistry and biology.
A masters degree in criminal justice is of no value at all for a career in forensic science. Most of the CJ programs are all social science.
Answer 2: American Academy of Forensic Sciences
You will need:
Get one in science; some forensic sciences require advanced degrees; take chemistry, biology, math, English composition.
Take public speaking, join the drama club, toastmasters, the debate team.
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