​​​​​​​Forensic Science​​​​​​

​Two forensic science options: 

​​​​Investigate career opportunities​! 








Imagine using scientific methods, information and technology to determine the facts in a search for truth. A career as a forensic scientist can place you in the forefront of crime scene investigations. 

Biology, chemistry or both?

Forensic Science Major

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, ballistics and other areas. 

As a forensic science major at The University of Findlay, you will learn techniques involving:

Firearms identification                Forensic biology​          DNA​

Crime scene investigation​​          Latent prints                 Trace evidence​


The forensic science degree program was created following the guidelines established by the United States Department of Justice, Technical Working Group on Education and Training in Forensic Science (TWGED) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

Sometimes forensic science specialists are called into courtrooms to defend their work on criminal cases.  UF students will be more than prepared for these situations since they also take courses in speech, communication, argumentation and debate.

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                   Jesstine Horn
2014-15                   Hailee Hedges
2015-16                   Joan Baughman