Considering an Online Forensic Science Certification?

Ashworth College has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in forensic science to become successful forensic science technicians, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, forensic scientists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 12,870 individuals employed as forensic science technicians in America, and their average annual salary is $55,070. Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed today .

Forensic Science Common Job Tasks
  • performing tests on weapons
  • giving testimony as expert witnesses
  • working closely with other experts or technicians
Popular Journals & Magazines Forensic Science Organizations

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Forensic Science Offline

Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Forensic Science program is designed to teach students how to analyze hair, fiber, fingerprints, chemicals, and bloodstains. Students also have the opportunity to learn about examining DNA samples, drug and alcohol testing, using forensic equipment, reconstructing a crime scene, and preparing a lab report. This program is also intended to teach about physical evidence, fire, firearms, document examination, and identifications. Ashworth College provides students in this program with two illustrated textbooks, study guides, and a career search and time management guide.

Forensic Science Online

Go from the crime scene to the laboratory to the courtroom in this exciting course. You’ll learn the step-by-step procedures for analyzing hair, fiber, fingerprints, chemicals and blood stains, examining DNA samples; drug and alcohol testing, and much more. You’ll also learn how to use forensic equipment, reconstruct a crime scene and prepare a lab report for presentation in court.

Forensic Science Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Forensic Science Schools (campus and online)

University of Pennsylvania
Total Programs 188
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 5th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
University of California-Davis
Total Programs 160
Number of Subjects 114
Rank in USA 41st
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th
University of California-Irvine
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 90
Rank in USA 49th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
University of Miami
Total Programs 177
Number of Subjects 151
Rank in USA 69th
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Total Programs 175
Number of Subjects 137
Rank in USA 70th
University of Central Florida
Total Programs 136
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 71st
University of Delaware
Total Programs 159
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 95th
Drexel University
Total Programs 125
Number of Subjects 123
Rank in USA 108th
Marquette University
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 111
Rank in USA 111th
Auburn University Main Campus
Total Programs 131
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 115th
Ohio University-Main Campus
Total Programs 183
Number of Subjects 158
Rank in USA 128th
University of Utah
Total Programs 176
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 129th
University of South Florida
Total Programs 140
Number of Subjects 131
Rank in USA 138th
Towson University
Total Programs 114
Number of Subjects 109
Rank in USA 141st