What courses does Syracuse University offer

Forensics studies in the USA

Forensics as we understand it today is used to identify, analyze and reconstruct criminal acts that are systematically investigated. In the course of crime investigation, forensic science is of great importance, since not only criminology and forensic psychology are relevant, but forensics as a collective term also affects sub-areas of natural sciences, law and forensic technology.

Comprehensive training is now available at many universities in the USA, where forensic science has developed into a popular course of study. In Germany, the practice-oriented course has by no means achieved the same level of awareness as in America. If you are interested in an interdisciplinary degree in forensics abroad, the following ten universities in America are recommended in alphabetical order, which you should consider when choosing a study location:

Boston University, Boston Massachusetts - A special feature of this university is that forensics is not only taught under the aspect of natural science, but forensic medicine is in the foreground. Since forensics is offered in the medical school, it is a unique opportunity for those interested in forensic pathology, forensic medicine and toxicology.

Drexel University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania - The basic course, which is the perfect basis for the consecutive master’s course "Forensic Science", is convincing here. The private university invests many of its resources in research.

George Washington University, Washington D.C. Washington - The GWU is the largest and second oldest university in the country. Forensics is taught here as a branch of chemistry and molecular biology. So if you want to focus on the scientific aspects of forensics, you are in good hands here.

Ohio University, Athens Ohio - Due to the many internships during the course, Ohio University can boast a high recruitment rate for graduates after a successful forensics degree. On average, graduates are permanently employed within six months.

Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania - This internationally respected university specializes in criminology. Students can also try out theoretical knowledge in a forensics club alongside regular seminars. Penn State is known for research projects in sociology, psychology and forensic science.

State University of Albany, Albany New York - State Uni of Albany is known for providing good basic training to become a "classic" forensic scientist. The focus is namely on experimental investigations in the laboratory. During your studies it is an advantage to have access to the DNA academy at the well-known Northeast Regional Forensic Institute.

Syracuse University, Syracuse New York - This private university offers "forensic science" as an interdisciplinary course in which different subject areas are considered. From anthropology to MINT subjects (math, computer science, natural sciences and technology) to humanities, the course combines many different areas. Here you will experience a very theoretical, but also broad-based training, which can be particularly interesting for work at authorities.

Texas A&M University, Morgantown West Virginia - The TAMU was founded by U.S. News & World Report ranked 68th among national universities. In addition to the focus on the STEM subjects, the university offers courses in criminal law and criminology. Sponsors include NASA and the National Institutes of Health.

University of California at Davis, DavisUC Davis trains students to become criminologists. The courses at this university are solidly set up, especially in the areas of forensic evidence, DNA analysis procedures and forensic science.

West Virginia University, Morgantown West VirginiaStudying forensics and criminology at the WVU offers three options for specialization: forensic examinations, forensic biology or forensic chemistry. In addition, the university offers courses in communication, expert opinions and law.

The profession for a forensic scientist in the applied natural sciences is instrumental laboratory analysis. With his know-how he is able to analyze DNA traces and other substances and thus forms the basis of evidence for the detection of criminal offenses. His expertise is particularly in demand at criminal investigation offices, authorities, and in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. We at German eForensics also work closely with international criminal investigation offices and support forensic forensic technicians with our product, EVISCAN. With the innovative technology behind EVISCAN, the securing of latent fingerprints and human traces has been revolutionized: Fingerprints can now be secured and analyzed without contact and without chemical additives. The integrity of the trace is thus completely preserved without disturbing the analysis of other forensically relevant traces. You can see EVISCAN live in action in our online demonstration.

After completing a degree in forensics, your expertise is required. Find out about entry opportunities on our career portal and help develop the forensics innovation EVISCAN! Would you like to gain practical experience in addition to your studies? Then apply for an internship or a working student position.