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Demand for Forensics

There are many opportunities in New York City for students who graduate with B.S. degrees in Forensic Science.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) uses Manhattan as the home for its Northeast Regional Laboratory. The DEA employs forensic chemists that specialize in the identification of drugs.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) forensic laboratory is in Jamaica, Queens and employs criminalists for: drug identification, fingerprints, arson, and trace evidence.

Employment opportunities also exist in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Located in Manhattan, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) employs criminalists in their toxicology laboratory and in their forensic biology laboratory. Currently, the forensic biology laboratory is one of the largest DNA laboratories in the country. Last year OCME's forensic biology laboratory did three times as many analyses as the FBI's DNA lab. Construction is already underway for the new forensic biology building which will be a 13 story building housing over 500 employees and taking forensic science to new levels.

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