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The B.S. in Forensic Science is for students seeking a law enforcement career outside of forensic chemistry, forensic molecular biology, or digital forensics. Possible careers include crime scene processing and reconstruction, firearm and toolmark analysis, fingerprint analysis, forensic psychology, police officer, investigator, and Federal Special Agent. The degree in Forensic Science is combined with a second degree that is appropriate for the student’s intended career. Electives are chosen to support the career of interest and may include courses in Crime Scene Reconstruction, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Forensic Interviewing, Crime Scene Photography, Medicolegal Forensics, DNA for the Crime Scene Investigator, and many more. The number of candidates looking for a career in law enforcement is greater than the number of positions available. This includes commissioned and civilian positions. The candidate who successfully completes a concurrent degree in Forensic Science plus an additional degree such as Criminal Justice will stand out to potential employers. 


Curriculum

To complete the program, you have to complete another major in addition to 30 hours in the Forensic Science undergraduate program. You can either double major or, if you already have a Bachelor's degree, you can earn a Forensic Science degree by completing the 30 hours in our program. 

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The Forensic Science Institute offers a limited number of scholarships and assistantships to Forensic Science students.  Students may begin applying for scholarships the spring semester of their first year to be applied the following school year.

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Career Opportunities

Forensic Science career opportunities include: 

  • Forensic Artist
  • Victim/Witness Specialist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Crime Scene Investigator

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities at UCO and in the Metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.