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Leading the Way

WVU has been leading the way in the field of forensics since the beginning of our program in 1998. Some ways we have led the way can be seen below:
  • Student Success Post Graduation
    • 85-90% of graduates are employed, attending graduate school, or being vetted for employment within 6 months of graduation.
  • FEPAC Accreditation
    • Undergraduate Program (Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Examination)
      • Accredited since 2004
    • Master's Program
      • Accredited since 2010
  • PhD Program was introduced in 2015
  • First Forensic Program with Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD Programs
  • Largest Crime Scene Complex
    • First Crime Scene House
    • First Vehicle Processing Facility
    • First Photography Lab (Crime Scene House 4)
    • First Ballistics Facility
  • Forensic Facilities
    • Over 18,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and research space
    • On the National Register of Historic Places
    • First WVU LEED (Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design) from the US Green Building Council. Click here to read more.