The criminal justice field involves more than police officers and lawyers. Forensic chemists also play an important role in investigations. They specialize in analyzing evidence, and they use scientific processes to draw conclusions about a crime.
York College’s major in Forensic Chemistry places you at a distinct advantage for careers requiring both a robust understanding of chemistry and problem-solving skills. You’ll get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, and you’ll work closely with a faculty of expert chemists who will guide you through research and project-based learning.
Employment opportunities in forensic chemistry are projected to grow by 14% from 2019 to 2029 — a much faster rate than most other occupations. As a result, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that 2,400 new forensic chemistry jobs will be created during this 10-year period. In the Forensic Chemistry program at York College, you’ll build a strong foundation for a future in this quickly growing field.