The Forensic Sciences are not a single discipline, but an umbrella of many disciplines. In our program, students will get working knowledge of these sub-disciplines:
For the senior year internship here, we first try to find what the student likes to do, which specialty they are good at. Then, we match this specialty with a mentor working in one of the many government and military organizations on the island that participate in our intern-mentor program. The student actually does all the work, (except for courtroom presentations) under the direct supervision of a recognized expert in the field. This is a very good way for the student to get a feel for what this work is really like.
We encourage all of our students to go on to get a graduate degree as the final step in their career preparations. All of our students who have applied for graduate school in the forensic sciences have been accepted into the school of their choice. We also have had students from our program go on to medical school.
In these disciplines, there are many more entry level jobs than qualified applicants. Graduates with a bachelors degree will find that there are job openings in federal, state and local law enforcement, as well as private labs. Students from our program with a bachelor's degree have had no problem finding employment. Very well paid jobs are available for students who receive additional degrees and experience.