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Question by : What do I need to major in to do forensics for the FBI? Also, what different jobs related to biology are there?
Can someone give me details on what job titles there are for working in forensics or forensic related jobs in the FBI? I’m looking toward doing something like CSI or what they do on Bones. What should I major in and do I need to go beyond a bachelors degree? I really have very little knowledge on the subject so any information would help.
Answer by jennyfiish
That depends on what part of CSI you like. Are you interested in the field work or the lab work? These are completely different jobs. The people investigating the scene don’t do the lab work and the people doing the lab work never go to the scene. In Canada, crime scene investigators are police officers while crime lab people are scientists (I don’t know about the states). If you’re interested in the lab work, choose an area that you’re interested, like biology. You will need a minimum of a B.Sc with honors in biology, but preferably a Masters or Ph.D. This is pretty standard for all forensic scientists. You will need at the very least a B.Sc with honors. The FBI also requires continued education throughout your career.
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