Coastal Bend College has been named number one in the state of Texas for Most Affordable Forensic Science Program by Crime Scene Investigator. The rankings were based on academic qualifications and cost. Coastal Bend College’s Forensic Science program costs less than the state average. Also taken into consideration were real connections with law enforcement agencies, experienced instructors, and hands-on learning opportunities.
The Associate of Applied Science in Forensic Science cost an estimated $4,340, offers an industry-driven foundation in forensic theory and practice, and graduates are fully prepared for entry-level positions in the state, local, or federal law enforcement, or as entry or intermediate-level private laboratory assistants.
Instruction in the classroom is a mix of practical skills training, critical thinking exercises, and demonstrations that teach both theory and technique. “Using a building block strategy that develops core knowledge before training you in advanced lab skills, this degree is a comprehensive pathway to a career as a crime scene or laboratory technician in forensics” (Crime Scene Investigator).
CrimeSceneInvestigatorEdu.org is an independent group of CSI and forensic professionals looking to advance the field by providing a one-stop resource for providing interested people information on education, specialized job functions, and more.
For more information about the forensic science program, please visit our website at coastalbend.edu/criminaljustice.