Wide Range of Career Choices
Those who earn the Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science and Law can enter exciting careers in the FBI, the ATF, the Treasury Department or the Armed Forces. They may find employment in federal, state and local government, forensic laboratories, toxicology laboratories, the offices of medical examiners/coroners, hospitals, universities or police departments. The diverse roles of the forensic scientist range from crime scene investigator to laboratory technologist to independent consultant.
Center for Career Development
The Duquesne University Center for Career Development plays a key role in providing essential support to the Forensic Science and Law program. Internships have been performed at the following sites: Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, Allegheny County Mobile Crime Unit, Allegheny County Forensic Laboratory Division, Cybergenetics, RJ Lee Group, Erie County Department of Health Medical Examiner’s Office, SciTech Initiative at the Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny County Public Defenders Office, Brook’s Army Medical Hospital in San Antonio, TX, University Of Pittsburgh Medical Centers Clinical Genomics Facility, National Audubon Society, Bexar County Criminal Investigations Laboratory in San Antonio, TX, and the Law Firm of Bartel, Rudolf, and Associates.
In addition to internships, the Center for Career Development sponsors Career Fairs each semester for students to meet with prospective employers. Assistance is provided to Forensic Science and Law Majors for resume and cover lettering writing within the FORE 522 Quality Assurance and Laboratory Administration Management course. In addition, Mock Interviews preparing graduates for the employment process in the forensic science field are sponsored by Career Services as a mandatory component to the FORE 522 course.
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Additional Forensic Science Websites
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
Canadian Society of Forensic Science
Criminal Justice Programs
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Chartered Society of Forensic Science
International Association for Identification
Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists