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Department of Forensic & Investigative Science

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    Ignite Your Passion

    Students in the Forensic and Investigative Science Department have opportunities to push their studies to the furthest reaches, while learning skills that they will use in a professional environment. The forensics department has many unique programs, facilities, and labs to help ensure the best possible learning environment here at WVU. This is just one reason to pick WVU!

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    Our professors work hard for you!

    Professors in the forensics department work to help you and make learning fun and personal while also bringing to the table over 50 years of forensic experience. Our faculty members not only have field experience, but also still retain high position on committees and boards with the federal agencies, including the FBI.

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    Students Using Chemicals for Forensic Science!

    Forensic Science involves many of interdisciplinary sciences and use techniques found in areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and more. Check out the sites area of studies to find the perfect blend for you.

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Forensic Science Students & Faculty

Why Study Forensic and Investigative Science at WVU?

  1. Are you naturally inquisitive?
  2. Do you love solving a puzzle?
Then a degree in forensic and investigate science from West Virginia University is the path for you!
The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science blends biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to prepare you for an exciting career. Forensic scientists handle, analyze and interpret evidence and data for use in criminal investigations and court proceedings. One of the fastest growing careers, forensic science requires curiosity, a scientific mind, and keen attention to detail. Our students sharpen their skills alongside some of the field’s leading researchers.

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Professional Development

The Forensic Science Academy for Professionals train experts in the field who are often required to complete a certain number of professional development courses to make sure they are keeping up with the latest practices.  Check out the courses offered by the department.  

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Expert Faculty

Professors in the Forensic and Investigative Science Department are research faculty and have over 150 combined years of experience in forensic field work.  Our faculty members also  retains high positions on national forensic science committees and boards.


FEPAC Accreditation

A FEPAC Accreditation means that our program has been reviewed by professionals and academicians and meets the standards of excellence established by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with a contemporary curriculum that prepares them to solve real world problems.