USF’s program blends the science of chemistry with the science of human behavior, giving you the knowledge and skills needed to launch a career in the expansive field of forensic science.
As a Forensic Science student, you will:
When I started my career, I felt prepared. Running multiple instruments is a big part of my job and I was able to jump right in. I think that says a lot about the Chemistry program and the way it prepares students!
Jordan Heim ’13
Systech Environmental Corporation
Of our Forensic Chemistry graduates secure jobs in the field within 6 months of graduation!
Median salary for chemists
Expected job growth for forensic science technicians by 2026
Median salary (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Forensic Chemistry students expand their skills & knowledge through real-world applications.
I appreciate how this program teaches the most up-to-date information. In the forensics lab, for example, we go beyond the typical practices like fingerprinting and DNA analysis and we study genetics. I see the impact already: the grad schools I’m applying to have been impressed by the depth of our curriculum.
Selassie Ijelu ‘19
Forensic Chemistry major
Opportunities are limitless! One student went to Romania to do research on the forensics of juvenile osteology; another went to Kellogg Biological Station Lab in Michigan.
Your courses will be taught by expert faculty & professionals who work in the field. For example:
You’ll work and learn in our Forensic Chemistry Lab with up-to-date instrumentation including: