Specialists in the field of forensic science study all types of evidence collected in the field at the scene of a crime like a car crash or a homicide. Forensic scientists can be employed at the federal level for agencies like the FBI or Interpol, and also at local institutions like the Charlotte Police Department.
Students interested in becoming forensic scientists should note that while some schools offer a Bachelors of Science in Forensic Science, many institutions recommend pursuing a science major like chemistry before applying to full-time positions post-graduation.
Students can earn their degree in forensic science in-person or online, and many programs require in-person lab experience and data analysis. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that opportunities in North Carolina will exceed 300 positions with an abundance of jobs located in Greenville and Charlotte.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC||35 : 1||7,587|
|Catawba Valley Community College Hickory, NC||30 : 1||4,328|
|Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC||33 : 1||10,932|
|Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC||13 : 1||1,185|
|Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC||36 : 1||21,760|