Forensic Science

Forensic science program

Forensic technicians are trained in identifying, gathering and preserving evidence, playing 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.

Graduates may be employed as forensic technicians, property and identification custodians, arson investigators and investigators for local law enforcement and fire services, federal agencies, local, regional and national crime labs, as well as in private industry such as insurance companies.

AAS degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for immediate career entry or advancement in the field of forensic science.

Certificate program

Transfer information

Students interested in transferring to a four-year university should see their academic advisor to develop an individual transfer plan.


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