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Forensic science interest driven by TV shows popularity

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Albany -- Television shows like C.S.I. and Law and Order are not only big rating hits, they are drawing people to careers in criminal justice and forensic science.

Professors at Albany State University say their criminal justice department is exploding, because of people intrigued by the TV shows. There are more than 130 forensic science majors at A.S.U., like Rose Dehbozorgi.

The San Diego native will graduate in June, with hopes of joining the FBI one day. Dehbozorgi said "I can go any place, any state, federal, and apply the criminal side along with the forensic aspects of it. And it just matrixed together real well."

Dozens of people attended Albany State's forensic science symposium.

Professors from the University of Nebraska and Rutgers University spoke. Both agreed their school's science programs have increased enrollment, because of the popularity of TV shows like C.S.I. and Law and Order

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