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- B.S. in Forensic Science, Chemistry Option
- B.S. in Forensic Science, Biology Option
Who Would be Interested in Forensic Science?
- Enjoy learning science and working in a laboratory
- Have the patience and diligence to perform work to very high quality standards
- Want to work in a situation where they apply scientific knowledge to solve complex real-life analytical chemistry problems in support of investigative work
- Can communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
- Have personal integrity and high ethical standards
- Have no history of drug abuse or criminal activity
Why Forensic Science?
- Accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission
- One of only 18 accredited undergraduate programs in the U.S.
- Well-established program with an excellent reputation nationally
- Versatile degree, with employment opportunities in forensic labs, chemical industry and environmental labs
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
- Students admitted to EKU must complete all core science courses with a minimum grade of C before enrolling in 400-level forensic science courses.
- Core courses include general, organic, and quantitative chemistry; physics, biology, and calculus I.
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Forensic Scientist, Kentucky State Police Central Lab
- Firearms Examiner, U.S. Army Expeditionary Forensics Laboratory, Afghanistan
- Vanderbilt University, PhD graduate student in chemistry