Employment Information

All inquiries for employment should be made through the Bexar County Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities with the Crime Laboratory can be viewed in the Bexar County Job Opportunities portal.

Minimum Requirements

All Forensic Scientist positions require, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university in:

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Forensic Science,
  • Natural Science or,
  • A closely related field

Position Competition

Competition for Forensic Scientist positions can be extremely competitive. Many selected candidates have a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Forensic Science and a B.S. in 1 of the sciences. A degree in Criminal Justice is not considered a substitution for a B.S. degree in science.