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The forensic science degree from EKU is a very versatile and marketable degree. Graduates have analytical chemistry skills used in a variety of industrial and academic settings. Some of these opportunities are listed below.

Forensic science labs and law enforcement:

  • Drugs, toxicology, firearms, trace, DNA, questioned documents, latent prints etc.
  • Local and state law enforcement
  • Federal agencies, including ATF, DEA, and FBI

Chemists are employed in many different kinds of industries. Below are just a few possible careers chosen by chemists. For more information, visit the American Chemical Society’s College to Career page.

Applied Research and Product Development Biotechnology Chemical Engineering
Chemical Information Management Specialist Chemical Technology Chemistry Professor
Chemistry and the Law Chemistry in the Arts Consulting
Crystallography Environmental Protection Food Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry Formulation Chemistry Geochemistry
Hazardous Waste Management Health and Safety High School Chemistry Teacher
Human Resources Industrial Management Materials Science
Medicinal Chemistry Military Science and Technology Nuclear Chemistry
Oil and Petroleum Personal Care Chemistry Polymer
Process Chemistry Project Management Quality Assurance
Quality Control Regulatory Affairs Science Policy
Social Impact/Activism Technical Communication Technical Sales and Marketing
Technical Support Textile Chemistry Water Chemists

Many of our graduates enroll in graduate or professional schools in:

  • Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Molecular biology
  • Various medical fields including medical doctor, dentist, pathologist assistant, pharmacist, etc.

Forensic Science

521 Lancaster Avenue
Chemistry Department
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1456

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