Those pursuing a career in forensic science want to create safer communities. A degree in this field can help launch a law enforcement career as a crime scene investigator and forensic investigator, pathologist and toxicologist. In this growing field, forensic science professionals have ample job opportunities and report high job satisfaction. Unlike forensic science programs at other institutions, Piedmont extends learning beyond the laboratory by training students in specialized photography, courtroom testimony, documentation, and communication. Piedmont requires students to complete a semester-long internship. These experiences give students the practicable knowledge and professional contacts they need to launch a successful career.
Haley Bolt ’20, Veronica Cappas ’20, and Breanna Kramer ’20 may have helped solve a murder that happened when they were in kindergarten. Their work is evidence of Piedmont’s powerful forensics program, one that takes students like them outside the laboratory and into real-world investigative work. All three students have gone on to prestigious graduate schools to continue their studies and research.