About this course
Police officers and detectives maintain law and order, collect evidence and information, and conduct investigations and surveillance. Graduates go on to careers in such jobs as police officer, game warden, corrections officer or probation officer. Some jobs require a four-year degree, but a two-year associate’s degree is all that is required at many police departments. Forensic science technicians investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Often, they specialize in areas such as DNA analysis or firearm examination. When criminal cases come to trial, forensic science technicians may give testimony on specific laboratory findings by identifying and classifying substances, materials, and other evidence collected at the scene of a crime.
- Applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit official transcripts showing a minimum of 500 on the paper-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 61 on the internet based TOEFL, or 173 on the computer based TOEFL test, or a 5.5 or greater on the International English Language Testing* (IELTS).