Forensic Science, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science will prepare you for a variety of laboratory-based and advanced forensic science careers. Coursework including molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and statistics will help you become a professional with the knowledge, skills and experience to excel in your chosen career path. You will be immersed in crime scene investigation and multiple, advanced forensic science content areas including forensic serology, evidentiary DNA analysis, forensic entomology and microbial forensics. And, you will learn the methods used to help catch criminals in the real world.Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will receive cutting-edge, experience-based learning, using modern forensic testing techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • You will participate in realistic forensic casework projects, including the presentation of evidence in a mock trial.
  • Robust coursework will immerse you in forensic microbiology, forensic entomology and advanced DNA applications.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Forensic lab analyst $57,850/yearJob

outlook through 2026: 17 percent increase

  • Industry analyst $43,800/yearJob

outlook through 2026: 10 percent increase

  • Quality assurance/Quality control manager $100,410/yearJob

outlook through 2026: 9 percent increase

  • Lab supervisor $118,970/yearJob

outlook through 2026: 10 percent increase

  • Law enforcement $62,960/yearJob

outlook through 2026: 7 percent increase

Internship Opportunities

To help launch this new program, we are working with the following part-ners, among others, to offer internship opportunities for our students:

  • Law enforcement laboratories, such as the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and the Fort Wayne Police Department Laboratory
  • Government agencies, such as the Indiana Department of Toxicology
  • Corporate laboratories, such as Redwood Toxicology Laboratory
  • Hospital laboratories within the Parkview Health system