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Department of Forensic & Investigative Science

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    Ignite Your Passion

    Students in the Forensics 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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Forensics 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 Learning

Experts in the field 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 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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FEPAC Accreditation

A Fepac Accreditation means that our program is dedicated to excellence.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to high quality research, hands on teaching techniques, and whatever else sounds really good from a marketing perspective.