All Forensic Scientist positions require, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university in:
Natural Science or,
A closely related field
Competition for Forensic Scientist positions can be extremely competitive. Many selected candidates have a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Forensic Science and a B.S. in 1 of the sciences. A degree in Criminal Justice is not considered a substitution for a B.S. degree in science.