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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.

#studentsFIRST

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.

New Department Video Developed by Students in the Reed College of Media

300+

Over 300 years of combined academic and practical experience from our faculty.

90%

Of the 2016 graduates, 90% are employed, attending graduate school, or being vetted for employment.

26

26 students graduated with 
FEPAC-accredited degrees in 2017.