February 10, 2016
As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, representatives from the U.S. Army have spoken to Forensic Science Students about career opportunities in the Army. Two current students who viewed the presentation last year and have since enlisted in the army reserve, accompanied the representatives during this semester’s presentation: Emma Dubas (far left) and Aaron Gilbert (center left).
Gilbert, a Sophomore forensic science major, claimed that he enlisted in part because there are many opportunities to go overseas, he gets help with state college tuition costs, and his training has been split up so it does not interfere with his studies. Dubas, a junior forensic science major indicated that she hopes to pursue a forensic-related lab job and that her 52-week training period will be paid for and with her education and training, she will be starting her career with an edge.
In related news... a program for the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), developed in the last 7 months, is providing a new route for individuals to become a highly trained federal agent. CID agents learn valuable investigative skills, solve complex crimes and go through various training courses to become a special agent. To become a CID agent, individuals need to join the army, be a U.S. citizen, age 21, and have a bachelor’s degree in a criminal or scientific setting, making forensic science an ideal degree program for those interested.