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Undergraduate Student Achievement

A degree in our program is the foundation for success, professionally and academically. Our students have gone on to become leaders in their fields and continually show the value of their degree.

Undergraduate Internships

During the summer of 2019, fifty-seven (57) students completed their internships at federal, state and local forensic laboratories, police departments, crime scene units and Coroners/Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s office. 

Internship Placement of Students by State

State Number of Students Conducting Their Internship
 West Virginia
14
 Maryland
9
 Ohio
7
 Pennsylvania
7
 Texas
3
 New Jersey
2
 New York
2
 North Carolina
2
 Tennessee
2
 Virginia
2
 Arizona
1
 Connecticut            
1
 Florida
1
 Illinois
1
 Indiana
1
 Michigan
1
 Nebraska
1
Total
57

After Graduation

A recent survey of the 28 students that graduated in May 2018 showed that 5 went to graduate school (18%); 18 are confirmed as working (64%); 5 did not respond to our survey (18%). Thus, 82% of the graduates found career placements or went to graduate school.

Career Placement

Historically, we have placed students at the FBI, DEA, US Secret Service, US Postal Inspection Service, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, WV State Police Forensic Laboratory, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, DC Department of Forensic Sciences, as well as many county, municipal, city crime laboratories or forensic science departments and analogs, and in private companies.

Recent career placements, for May 2018 graduates, include:

Attending graduate school at WVU
3
Attending graduate school other than WVU
2
Law School
1
Annapolis Police Dept. 
1
Anne Arundel County Police Dept.
1
Corpus Christi Police Dept. 
1
Delaware Dept. of Justice
1
High Point Police Dept. 
1
Lake County Crime Lab
1
Lancaster County Bureau of Prisons
1
Maricopa County Case Information Specialist 
1
Mecklenburg Police Dept.
1
Miami Valley Crime Lab
1
Michigan State Police Lab in Detroit 
1
New York State Police
1
Virginia Beach Office of Medical Examiner
1
Outside the Field of Forensic Science
3