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Job with just a BS in science

Can I get a job in forensic science with only a Bachelor's in chemistry?

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Job with just a BS in science

Yes, I think it is possible if you are a good student and perhaps have interned with a unit to get a job as a technician in a lab.  However, I think it is much more common to have an advanced degree, especially for job advancement in the future.

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Re: Job with just a BS in science

Please take me off your e-mail list. I'm getting too many

e-mails from the Forensics group. My inbox is clogged.

J. A. Beck

West Milford, NJ

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Re: Job with just a BS in science

Please take me off your e-mail list. I'm getting too many

e-mails from the Forensics group. My inbox is clogged.

J. A. Beck

West Milford, NJ

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Re: Job with just a BS in science

A bachelor's is a common degree for entry-level forensic scientists. With an advanced degree, it's easier to advance to higher ranks plus helps if you are interested in management positions. At the crime lab I'm interning at, most people started (and still have!) only a bachelor's. Some have received their masters after being employed.

Like I've seen people post in other discussion, it is all about weighing the pros and cons of getting the advanced degree, if you're interested.

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