CSI: A&M? New Degree Makes it Possible

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If there are ever any crimes at Kyle Field in the near future, a new degree unveiled Friday will allow Aggies to help out.

At an open house before the game, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences let visitors know all about its brand new bachelors of science degree in forensic and investigative sciences.

The school estimates at least 10,000 new workers in that field will be needed over the next 10 years, so now Texas A&M will do its part to help solve crimes.

Jeff Tomberlin was hired last fall and will teach the first class.

"There are 16 board certified degrees across the United States," Tomberlin said. "In fact, there are not any in the southwest. This will be the first that will be geared up to go towards accreditation in the forensic sciences."

Visitors got to see numerous displays about the degree at Friday morning's open house. The school hopes to host 200 students with the new degree.

"I'm really excited for current and future students that are going to be able to become a part of this university, have the opportunities to go pre-law, pre-med, any kind of professional school, as well as working in hospitals, in the field, in the lab," said Tiffany McCann, a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.