Best Colleges for Forensic Science

Shows like CSI, NCIS, Forensic Files and the proliferation of Making a Murderer-style documentaries and Serial-esque podcasts have led to an explosion of college students pursuing degrees in forensic science. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in the area of 27% through 2024. However, the number of undergrads pursuing degrees in this field since the turn of the millennium is so great that the job market remains highly competitive. Students who attend schools featured on our Best Colleges for Forensic Science list will hold a significant edge in the search for employment. Perhaps the best news is that the majority of schools on this list are institutions that regularly accept “B” students, which makes the ideal forensic science programs accessible to bright but less-than-perfect applicants.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s forensic science program. Click here to read our methodology.

George Mason University

Hofstra University

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

Loyola University of Chicago

Penn State University

Saint Louis University

San Jose State University

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University – College Station

Towson University

University of Central Florida

University of Nebraska

University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Commonwealth University

West Virginia University

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