Southern University at New Orleans now offers a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree. Approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents in the spring of 2013, the Forensic Science degree program is designed for those students who have an interest in the application of scientific methodology in relation to the legal system. Upon completion of the degree requirements, graduates will be able to pursue careers in the fields of crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, forensics, criminal investigation or as a lab technician.
This is the only undergraduate program in Forensic Science in the state of Louisiana.
The role played by the forensic scientist is critical to our justice system in providing accurate scientific information to investigators and the courts. As the technology advances, more importance than ever has been given to forensic science. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that job growth in forensic science is predicted to be near 20 percent over the next six years. There is a tremendous need for individuals with this specialized training.