Forensic  Chemistry students are required to complete an internship in an approved forensic chemistry laboratory. The internship will act as the basis for your independent research project.


The program’s goal is to successfully prepare graduates for relevant jobs and to enable career advancement for chemists who are already employed. Forensic chemists can enter a wide range of positions in the public and private sector, including

  • civil litigation,
  • criminal investigation and prosecution,
  • education,
  • homeland security, and
  • legal reform.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development offers assistance to students as they navigate the search for postgraduate positions and research opportunities. The college also hosts job fairs, networking events and workshops.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Job Fairs

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology job fairs.

University Career Center

You can visit Temple University’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. You’ll have access to


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Forensic Chemistry PSM may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Biochemists & Biophysicists


Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Chemical Engineers


Chemical Technicians


Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary




Clinical Research Coordinators


Social Science Research Assistants


Soil & Plant Scientists


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).