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Forensic Science Listed 3rd Among 'Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs'

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An article in this year’s U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" edition touts forensic science as a "hot" college major, which bodes well for many current and future students at the University of New Haven.

"Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs" ranks forensic science third on a list of 11 college majors that have "terrific growth potential." 

UNH, with its world-renowned Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, has long been known as one of the best places in the world to study forensic science – at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

UNH’s Timothy Palmbach, the chair of the forensic science department, is quoted in the article, which appeared in the magazine’s annual "Best Colleges" edition.

In ranking forensic science third, the article says:

Forensic science: More experts are needed to operate the new, sophisticated tools to prevent and investigate crimes. Forensic science focuses on using technology to analyze evidence. Students should expect "tons of math and science, plus learning to interface with the criminal justice system," says Timothy Palmbach, chair of the forensic science department at the University of New Haven.

The University of New Haven is among a select group of institutions whose undergraduate forensic science program is a fully accredited program by FEPAC (Forensic Science Education programs Accreditation Commission), the accrediting body of the American Association of Forensic Sciences.

UNH's Master of Science in Forensics program, concentration in Criminalistics, is also fully accredited by FEPAC.

UNH forensic science graduates are found and respected in crime laboratories, clinical and research laboratories, police investigative units, medical examiners' offices, crime scene investigation units and civilian investigation units around the world.