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Forensic scientists collect, analyze and interpret evidence and data for use in criminal investigations and court proceedings. A successful career in forensic science requires curiosity, a scientific mind, and keen attention to detail. Our students choose an area of focus that best suits their career goals.

Leading the Way

With a new Ph.D. program in forensic science effective July 1, 2016, WVU becomes the only institution in the country to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in forensic science.


Our #studentsFIRST program is designed to help our first and second year students become successful in their transition to college.

As students are formally admitted to the major for their junior year, we change the emphasis of their last two years to a focus on preparation for graduate school or a career.

Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI & Pennsylvania State Division of the IAI Fall 2016 Seminar

The West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science will be hosting the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification’s fall educational seminar on Saturday, October 15 in room 101 NRCCE on the Evansdale Campus. For more information about the program and registration, go to or contact Kelly Ayers at


Over 160 years of combined experience from our faculty.


Of the 2016 graduates, 
84% found career placement 
or went on to grad school.


41 students graduated with 
FEPAC- accredited degrees in 2016.