Crime Scene Investigator/Forensics Job Questions.

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Crime Scene Investigator/Forensics Job Questions.

Cameron
I'm just here to ask some more experienced people about my path towards becoming a crime scene investigator or anything involving forensics really. I'm located in Florida. I'm graduating with a bachelor's degree in a couple months. My only problem... it's in art. About half a year ago I realized that I wanted to do something along the lines of being a crime scene investigator though. I wouldn't mind doing forensic photography either, and I think it would be more suited for me seeing as I have experience in photography. I'm just confused on whether or not I would need a bachelor's in a science related major to even be considered for the job. I'm able to contribute my artistic skills to the job as well, whether by doing criminal sketches for the department or even facial reconstruction sculpture. As I've said, I'm just really confused about what path I should take.
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Re: Crime Scene Investigator/Forensics Job Questions.

Steve Staggs
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Cameron—

It all depends on the agency. As long as you meet their minimum requirements you can apply. But getting the job will certainly involve the agency's deciding which candidate is the best choice. If two candidates look good and one has a degree in Art and the other has a degree in Biology, I would expect they would hire the one with the degree in Biology. Then again, if your art degree includes photography, an agency might want you for your photographic abilities (photography is an important part of forensics).

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Cameron wrote
... I'm graduating with a bachelor's degree in a couple months. My only problem... it's in art. About half a year ago I realized that I wanted to do something along the lines of being a crime scene investigator though. I wouldn't mind doing forensic photography either, and I think it would be more suited for me seeing as I have experience in photography. I'm just confused on whether or not I would need a bachelor's in a science related major to even be considered for the job. I'm able to contribute my artistic skills to the job as well, whether by doing criminal sketches for the department or even facial reconstruction sculpture. As I've said, I'm just really confused about what path I should take.

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