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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Career Opportunities & Alumnae Success Stories

Explore the options that may be open to you after earning your Cedar Crest College degree.

Today more than ever, the criminal justice system has come to depend on the work of forensic scientists in determining the guilt or innocence of people suspected of committing a crime. As a graduate of one of our forensic science programs, you will have the knowledge, leadership and communication skills, and the professional connections you need to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market or to continue your studies.

With a degree in forensic science from one of our programs, you may:

  • Work as a forensic scientist in a federal, state, or local laboratory, including such agencies as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service
  • Work in the private sector as a scientist in a laboratory in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical research or other science-related industries
  • Attend a graduate program in forensic science (if you have taken the forensic science concentration) such as the one available at Cedar Crest College (More than 80 percent of our undergraduates go on to pursue graduate studies.)

Alumnae Careers

A few of the forensic science students who have landed great jobs upon graduating from Cedar Crest include:

  • Kimberly Michalik ’07, ’08, who is a forensic biologistt with the New Jersey State Police
  • Christina Mulligan, ’08, ’09, who is part of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory and has  servedher country in Afghanistan
  • Jennifer Smith ’09, ‘11, who is a research scientist with Bode Technology Group in Springfield, Va., which serves the law enforcement community by providing state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products

Other agencies that have employed Cedar Crest forensic science graduates include:

  • Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigations
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • New York City Police Department
  • Oregon State Police
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Willow Laboratories (Lynn, Mass.)

Alumnae Graduate Studies

Our graduates have continued their studies at many prestigious colleges and universities including:

  • George Washington University
  • University of Michigan
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of California at Davis
  • Cedar Crest College
  • New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Arizona


Forensic Science Program Alumnae Performance Data Since 2003