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Advances in technology have created a need for students in basic sciences to apply the tools of technology to a wide variety of criminal investigations.
The forensic science program offers a certificate in forensic science for biology, biochemistry and chemistry students. The certificate is designed to enable students in degree programs in biological sciences and chemistry to begin careers in forensic laboratories.
UNT's Forensic Science Certificate consists of courses covering topics in Forensic Science. This certificate includes courses in the biological sciences, chemistry and criminal justice departments at UNT and requires a B.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, a Forensic Science internship and the Forensic Science Assessment Test.
The program is made up of three tracks, including a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. The B.S. in Biology includes a chemistry minor, and the B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry includes a biology minor. The different tracks prepare students to enter the field in their chosen specialty.
The undergraduate degree is considered an interdisciplinary degree and has associated with it extensive laboratory work in both biology and chemistry regardless of the core track.
A Certification in Forensic Science at the University of North Texas can lead to careers in: