I am currently in year 11, moving on to A-levels to do Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, English Literature. I plan on taking a degree in Biology, having always had an interest in it, hoping it to lead me to a career in forensic science
However, having done some research I found out that majority of people planning on Forensics do a Chemistry degree? I have no intention of pursuing a three year course which I have little to no interest in
So my question is, would Biology be a viable degree for a forensics career?
Thanks a lot!
Biology degree to do a forensics career? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-04-2013 16:15
- 15-04-2013 14:02
Yes, you can become a forensic biologist, e.g.:
The reason why many people go into forensics from a chemical background is that much of the work has an analytical element to it, which you will have some prior experience of from a chemistry degree.
- 16-04-2013 18:02
That's exactly what I've just done. I completed my Biology degree and am planning on doing a masters in Forensic Science and then I want to do a PhD. Biology or chemistry is fine as they both feature heavily in the subject, so if you're not afraid of a little chemistry then go for it. Always pick something you know you love because you'll do much better in it!