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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Forensic Chemistry?"

Why Major in Forensic Chemistry?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Chemistry will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems (managing information & higher-order thinking).
  • Understand how to safely utilize laboratory instruments and employ the appropriate laboratory techniques to investigate chemical systems (technology).
  • Understand chemical concepts and use evidence to draw conclusions (higher-order thinking).
  • Use the language and concepts of chemistry to communicate effectively in oral and written form (communicating).
  • Function in independent and collaborative settings to solve problems (interacting).
  • Ethically and with integrity, apply chemical knowledge, materials, and skills that impact society (valuing).
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate education and employment in the public and private sectors.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Ballistics Expert Forensic Psychologist
Criminalistics Forensic Nurse
Criminal InvestigatorForensic Anthropologist
Crime Scene Investigator Forensic Entomologist
Drug AnalystForensic Odontologist
Evidence TechnicianForensic Computer Scientist/Digital Evidence
Fingerprint TechnicianForensic Wildlife
Food and Drug InspectorHomicide Investigator
Forensic EngineerMedical Examiner
Forensic PathologistPhotography Lab
Forensic PsychiatristToxicology /Serology

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Career Jet for Forensic Jobs
Forensic Scientist Jobs
USA Jobs 

Affiliated Organizations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences  
American Board of Criminalistics
American Board of Forensic Toxicology
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
FBI Lab Services
International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
New York Microscopical Society
Scientific Working Group for Firearms and Toolmarks

Four-Year Academic Plan

Forensic Chemistry: B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator