The Forensic Science program at EKU offers students the advantage of earning your degree with faculty and staff under the longest running forensic science program in the nation. Our program has maintained accreditation from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for the Forensic Chemistry option for many years and obtained accreditation for the Forensic Biology option in 2019.
This program is approved for in-state tuition on the Academic Common Market.
Our program offers two concentrations:
♦ Forensic Biology Concentration ♦
The Forensic Biology Concentration offers a strong core academic curriculum in Chemistry, but also offers a sound background in the biological sciences, making it the perfect if you are interested in DNA and biology work.
Career opportunities may include positions in DNA and biology sections of state, federal and private crime laboratories or as technicians in environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories.
Contact faculty advisor: Dr. Jamie Fredericks
♦ Forensic Chemistry Concentration ♦
The Forensic Chemistry Concentration provides a strong foundation in chemistry and laboratory techniques if you wish to pursue a career in crime labs in both the public and the private sector. It is also possible to double major in this option and the B.S. Chemistry, Chemistry concentration which will provide increased opportunities in the job market.
Career opportunities may include positions in drug, toxicology, trace evidence, arson and firearms sections of state, federal and private crime laboratories. Due to the strong chemistry background, you are also well suited for positions in related fields such as chemical technicians in environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories.
Contact faculty advisor: Dr. Jerome May
Research is an opportunity for you!
Students can receive credit towards their degree, an elective or ACCT credit while working with forensic science faculty on independent research projects. Students that want to perform an independent research project with a faculty mentor should go to the Chemistry Research Course Information page to learn what type of research courses are available in the Department of Chemistry and the process of starting a research project!