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 which includes molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, biochemistry 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 diverse forensic science content areas including forensic serology and DNA analysis. And, you will learn about the technologies that are being 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 advanced DNA applications, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), quantitative PCR, capillary electrophoresis, DNA fragment analysis and DNA sequencing.
- We foster an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
A B.S. in Forensic Science from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.
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 science technician $58,230/year
Job outlook through 2028: 14 percent increase
- Clinical lab technologist/technician $52,330/year
Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase
- Law enforcement $63,380/year
Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase
Indiana Tech strives to prepare career-ready graduates. Our university stresses the value of internships and pairs students with real-world learning opportunities that will put them in an advantageous position when it’s time to enter the job market. Students in this program have an opportunity to intern with organizations in the following fields:
- 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
- Hospital laboratories affiliated with Parkview Health system
- Life science laboratories in academia, government and industry
B.S. Forensic Science, 2022
Success StoryArnez is a fingerprint classifier in the Indiana State Police Laboratory—a position she began shortly after graduating in May 2022. In this role, Arnez collects, organizes and evaluates fingerprint data submitted by state, local and national law enforceme…
Dr. Alexander Sinelnikov
Dr. Sinelnikov has more than 20 years of experience working on various forensic science projects, including validation of probabilistic software for deconvolution of DNA mixtures and developing materials and methods for obtaining DNA profiles from very limited amounts of biological material, like individual fingerprints and laser capture microdissections.
- Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Notre Dame
- M.S., Microbiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem