Harper College

Forensic Science

Forensic technicians are trained in identifying, gathering and preserving evidence, which play a critical role in the criminal justice system.

In the Forensic Science program at Harper College, you learn the legal and scientific aspects of evidence, methods of crime scene searches, and procedures for locating and preserving evidence.

Earn a career-ready degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you for to transfer to a four-year college or university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.

Flexible program options

Explore Forensic Science Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Forensic Science degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Forensic Science Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Forensic Science Program News

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Last Updated: 4/8/24