Forensic Science - X074



  • Overview

    The Forensic Science degree is for those who are interested in forensic science and plan to either find employment as a technician in the field or transfer to a 4-year school.

    Upon completion of this degree students will be able to:

    • Practice good laboratory techniques ensuring safety, quality control, and quality assurance.
    • Create well-organized, informed, and effective written reports and scientific articles.
    • Supply informed, concise, and unbiased expert witness testimony.
    • Properly collect, preserve, and process evidence using various scientific techniques.
    • Explain the methods and procedures applied to identify and characterize DNA from biological samples.

    Careers in the field can include crime scene processing, criminalistics, forensic biology, and forensic chemistry. Students selecting this major should be advised that employers in Forensic Science related occupational fields conduct both CORI (Criminal Offense Record Act) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Informational) checks pursuant to Chapter 6, Sections 172-178 of the Massachusetts General Laws related regulations.


    • Degree
    • Online

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040