I am an F.Y.B.Sc. (Chemistry) student. I am interested in Forensic Science and intend to make my career in the field of forensics. What course would I have to do?
A forensic scientist investigates crimes. S/he gathers and documents, or analyzes, physical evidence from crime scenes. This evidence may include fingerprints, blood, hair and bullets. An inquisitive nature and a concern for accuracy is the main attribute required to be in this field.
To become a forensic scientist, you need to do M.Sc. (Forensic Science), for which eligibility in Bachelor’s in Forensic/Physical/Biological Sciences. To become a forensic pathologist, one has to complete an M.D. in Forensic Medicine after successfully completing his/her MBBS. These pathologists conduct post-mortems on dead bodies to find out the cause of death.
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