Forensic and Investigative Sciences B.S. (Purdue degree)Offered by: Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program The B.S. in Forensic and Investigative Sciences was developed by the School of Law, School of Science, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). All students take a core of science classes and university requirements. Then, each student chooses one of the current two concentrations: Biology or Chemistry.
Why choose this program?
Forensic science is the application of scientific methods and processes to matters that involve crime or the public. There are many branches of forensic science because almost any science has some applications to public or criminal matters.The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program combines the best of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and, along with criminal justice and law, enabling you to solve crimes and settle civil disputes. People who work in forensic science solve scientific puzzles, testify as experts in court and even sometimes help collect evidence at crime scenes.
What will you learn?
Obviously, an inquisitive nature and a love of puzzles (and solving them!) are essential. Students must be strong in math, science and writing to do well in our forensics program. Forensic science also requires an ability to tolerate situations and scenes of crime and violence that are difficult to understand and accept. Loss of life and suffering are often involved in these cases, so an forensic scientists need to have the ability to maintain perspective when working in terrible situations.
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