Colleges The Best Colleges for Forensic Science  

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List of the best colleges for forensic science. The top schools to study forensic science are ranked here for prospective freshmen and parents to find the top college in the field. All of these universities listed will prepare a student to become a forensic scientist or get any job, and likely a great job, in this particular discipline. And on the note of discipline, there are many categorizations within the overall field of forensics. Veterinary Forensic Sciences, Forensic Serology, Forensic Drug Chemistry, Forensic Death Investigation, and Forensic Toxicology are all different areas with things to be discovered and job opportunities to be had. Speaking of opportunities, forensics majors can take their skills to study the physiological sciences (bloodstain pattern analysis, for example), social sciences (like forensic psychology) and, in these modern times, digital forensics (ie. mobile device forensics). Students at these top forensic science schools will learn applied statistics for data analysis as well as the principles of forensic science.
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West Virginia University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Morgantown, West Virginia West Virginia University is a public land grant research university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Its other campuses include the West Virginia University Institute of Technology ...more

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Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Syracuse, New York Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan ...more

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Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
State College, Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania State University is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold ...more

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Texas A&M University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
College Station, Texas Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, ...more

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Marshall University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Huntington, West Virginia Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, United States founded in 1837, and named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the ...more

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George Washington University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Washington, DC The George Washington University is a private, coeducational research university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress ...more

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University of Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Gainesville, Florida The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre campus in North Central Florida. Howard and Matthew Greene ...more

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University of California, Davi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Davis, California The University of California, Davis, is a public research university located in Davis, California, just west of Sacramento. It encompasses 5,300 acres of land, making it the second largest UC ...more

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Michigan State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
East Lansing, Michigan Michigan State University is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and became the nation's first land-grant institution under the ...more

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John Jay College of Criminal J... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
New York, New York The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. John Jay was founded as the only liberal arts college with a ...more

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Virginia Commonwealth Universi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
regularred added Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical ...more

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Boston University is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Boston, Massachusetts Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The ...more

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University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
filla7861 added The University of Michigan, frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1817 in Detroit as the ...more

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Harvard Law School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Violet Sky added Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1817, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in ...more

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Baylor University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Waco, Texas Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and was one of the ...more

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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Violet Sky added Columbia University in the City of New York, or simply Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in Morningside Heights, in Upper Manhattan, New York ...more

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George Mason University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
박재림 added George Mason University located in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The university was founded as a branch of the ...more

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Towson University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Towson, Maryland Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S. It is a part of the University System of ...more

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Texas Tech University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as ...more

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University of Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Tampa, Florida The University of Tampa, is a private, co-educational university in Downtown Tampa, Florida, United States. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2011, the ...more

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Missouri State University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Springfield, Illinois Missouri State University is a public university located in Springfield, Missouri, United States and was founded in 1906. It is the state's second largest university, with an official enrollment ...more

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Lincoln, Nebraska The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It is the state's oldest and largest university and the flagship university of the ...more

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Florida State University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Tallahassee, Florida The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located on a 474.5-acre campus in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. Florida ...more

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University of Nevada, Las Vega... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Las Vegas, Nevada University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a public research university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada, USA. The 358-acre campus is located approximately 1.5-mile east of the Las ...more

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University of Illinois at Chic... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for Forensic Science
Chicago, Illinois The University of Illinois at Chicago, or UIC, is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, ...more