If you’re looking for an exciting career that provides daily opportunities to contribute to the safety and security of your community, then Hilbert’s Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation program can be an important step on your path to success.
Our four-year CSI degree embraces the latest technological and practical knowledge in this fast-evolving field. With an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on key crime scene investigation concepts such as evidence collection, identification and chain-of-custody procedures, our dynamic program brings your coursework to life with more than 400 hours of hands-on training and laboratory practice.
If you are wondering if a forensic science CSI degree is worth it, the answer for many is an enthusiastic yes. Here are just a few of the benefits of earning a crime scene investigator forensic science degree:
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A forensic science degree focused on crime scene investigation can open the door to a variety of career opportunities, including:
Additional studies at the graduate level can open up even more pathways to senior positions—and higher salaries.
The Forensic Science: CSI degree program at Hilbert College can help you build a foundation to pursue a variety of careers. Following are median salaries for some of those roles:
Median Annual Salary: $58,000**
Crime Scene Investigator
Median Annual Salary: $61,930*
Median Annual Salary: $61,930*
Median Annual Salary: $77,000**
Median Annual Salary: $93,970*
*Salary info based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Salary info based on data compiled by Payscale
Hilbert’s CSI degree program is distinguished by the experience and expertise of our faculty, many of whom have worked in criminal justice for 25 years or more and have earned advanced degrees. Our professors have worked as special agents, detectives and forensic investigators, and come from the ranks of the FBI, New York State Police, county sheriff’s departments, local police departments and the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office.
But our expert faculty is only the start. Hilbert also offers you:
The Forensic Science: CSI degree curriculum offers an interdisciplinary course of study that focuses on the proper identification, collection and chain-of-custody procedures of evidence and its use in the criminal justice system. Coursework includes forensic psychology, crime scene photography, laws and rules regarding evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, fingerprint evidence and more. All of this coursework is embedded in a well-balanced, liberal arts–based scientific bachelor’s degree that includes more than 400 hours of hands-on training and laboratory practice.
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