GW’s forensic sciences graduates are employed around the globe in governmental agencies, crime laboratories, medical facilities, legal offices, research centers and more. From DNA analysts and forensic pathologists to law enforcement professionals and crime scene investigators, our comprehensive program is launching the next generation of professionals in the high-demand field of forensic science. It is important to know that background checks, similar to those required for law enforcement officers, are likely to be a condition of employment for forensic scientists.
Recent Alumni Employers
American Registry of Pathology
Bode Technology Group
Capital Clinical Research Associates
DC Department of Forensic Sciences
DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Maryland State Police
Metropolitan Police Department of DC
Michigan State Police
Mission Essential Personnel
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
Science Applications International Corporation
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Utah Bureau of Forensic Toxicology
"Some days I’m trying to explain DNA to a jury or a detective and some days I’m looking at evidence on a molecular level. Either way, having a good background in the science that goes into DNA testing has always been the bottom line in getting the job done."
Annual AAFS Alumni Reception
Each year, the Department of Forensic Sciences hosts an alumni reception at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), usually held in February. The reception, which brings together alumni from graduating classes extending back to 1974, provides a forum for networking and sharing experiences. AAFS is the largest professional organization in the field of forensic science, and often features presenters from GW. Follow us on social media for updates on the reception.