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Our affordable forensics online course

Take your interest in science and the justice system to the next level with our forensics online course. You'll learn techniques integral to the role forensics plays in solving crimes, including how to analyze DNA, fingerprints, and blood patterns, as well as strategies for investigating crime scenes.

When you choose Ashworth College, you'll be able to learn at your own pace and have the opportunity to graduate in as few as four months. Our Forensic Science program is designed to enhance your knowledge of the law while providing you with practical skills to pursue a career that can make a real difference in a growing field.

Online Forensic Science Program Curriculum

Through our online Forensic Science Career Diploma, you’ll learn the foundational skills and knowledge essential to working as a forensic science technician. From building an understanding of the importance of forensics in the justice system to crime lab procedures, you’ll gain a better understanding of solving crimes through forensic science – all at your own pace, from home. Your forensics classes include:

  • Foundations of Forensic Science
  • Microscopy, Impressions, and Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Biology, Fire Investigation, Document Examination, and the Future of Forensic Science

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What you get

  • Textbook: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

As a technician in a crime lab, you could spend your days doing anything from collecting and analyzing evidence to testifying in court. And the technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required to work in forensic science roles are in high demand. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 13% growth rate in forensic science technician roles by 2032.


Learn how to collect, analyze, and report on evidence needed to solve crimes and bring criminals to justice.


Apply your scientific knowledge to analyzing crime scenes and to processing evidence in the lab.


Don’t wait. Make your education a priority and start pursing a rewarding career today.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

If you are a naturally curious person and want to understand the precise methods and techniques used in crime labs across the U.S., our Forensic Science program is ideal for you. When you graduate you will likely be inspired to pursue further education so you can advance in this exciting career field as a professional.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate from our Forensic Science program. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

In addition to our Forensic Science program, we have a number of other programs in legal studies, including:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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