The Forensic & Investigative Sciences program surveys each student that graduated with a FIVS degree every year to track the employment and continuing education of the graduates. Forty-seven percent knowledge rate* was realized from this survey. Students were asked their employment or graduate studies status, and if they were employed or studying “in field” (i.e. within the forensics sciences) or “outside of field” (i.e. in an area not associated with the forensic sciences).
- A total of 88 students responded to this survey
- 68% of respondents are currently employed
- 62% of employed students are working in forensics or an associated** field
- 36% are employed outside of the forensics field.
- 1% of respondents are currently unemployed
- 31% of students are in graduate school, law school, medical school, or other professional continuing education
- 69% of these students are studying forensics or an associated field
- 31% are studying outside of the forensics field
Table 1: Student achievement data over all graduating classes
Table 2: Student achievement data by graduating class year. Percentages are based on the total number of respondents from each graduating class.
Figure 2: Breakdown of employment by subject area.
|A&M Forensics and Engineering Inc.||Dallas Independent School District||McKinney Police Department||Texas DPS Crime Laboratory|
|Americorps||Dallas Police Department||National Health Services, UK||U.S. Customs and Border Protection|
|Arlington, TX Police Department||DuPont Veterinary Center||Plano Police Department||Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Laboratory, Colorado|
|Baylor Scott and White||Everman Highschool||Quest Diagnostics||United States Federal Government|
|Baylor University||Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies||Republic Spine and Pain of Austin||US Airforce|
|Biofire||Gatesville, TX Police Department||Salt Lake City Public School District||US Army|
|Boswell High School||Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences||St. George’s University||US Marine Corps|
|Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP||H-E-B Pharmacy||Steward Healthcare||US Navy|
|College Station Police Department||Houston Methodist||Tarrant County||UT Southwestern Medical Center|
|Collin County Sheriff’s Office||IDEA College Preparatory||Taylor Farms||Waller ISD|
|Dallas County Crime Lab||Legacy Realty Group||Texas A&M University||Yes Prep Public Schools District|
|Bush School of Government and Public Service||Texas A&M University School of Law|
|Creighton University||Texas State University|
|Dallas Fort Worth Fire Academy||Texas Tech University|
|John Hopkin’s University||University of Alabama|
|McGovern Medical School||University of Colorado|
|Michigan State University||University of Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Mississippi State University||University of North Texas|
|Sam Houston State University||University of Texas Medical Branch|
|Texas A&M University||UTMB School of Nursing|
|Texas A&M University College of Medicine||West Virginia University College of Law|
*The term “knowledge rate” define the percent of graduates for which the department has reasonable and verifiable information concerning post-graduation career activities. This information comes directly from the graduate via survey. The department makes good faith efforts to verify the information. The goal is the highest possible rate, but the department strives for a minimum knowledge rate of 65%. Statistics are updated as students respond.
**“Associated fields” refers to areas involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Examples include police officers, medical examiners, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, probation officers, expert witnesses, general crime scene analysts, etc.