Biology, chemistry or both?
Students interested in forensic science may either select from one of two majors or decide to dual major in one of these areas:
Forensic biology is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the area of testing biological material for DNA.
Forensic chemistry is designed for students who choose a career in working with drugs, unknown materials and trace evidence analysis such as paint, glass, fibers, hairs, latent prints, firearms examination and other areas.
You will learn techniques involving:
Firearms identification Forensic biology DNA
Crime scene investigation Latent prints Trace evidence
Watch this Google Hangout with Dr. Kim and current student Tyler Tomlins as they discuss the program and his experiences within the major.
Forensic Science Student of the Year Award
2008-09 Kelsey Degen
2009-10 Eric Rodeheaver
2010-11 Randi Marie Depp
2011-12 Clarinda Ellison
2012-13 Justin Michael Rodriguez
2013-14 Jestines Horn
2014-15 Hailee Hedges
2015-16 Joan Baughman