Forensic Science

Pre-Forensic and Investigative Science

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

Program Overview:

Do you have a passion for science and the law?

If so, the Pre-Investigative and Forensic Science program may be for you! 

Forensic Science is a marriage between science and the law.  A forensic scientist must be able to apply the scientific method to analyze evidence and present their findings in court.    A forensic scientist must be methodical, detailed, and able to write and speak effectively. 

Pursuing this program will require you to complete 60 hours of course work dedicated to prepare you for a Forensic Science program at WVU or another college or university.  You will explore topics such as the scientific method, chemical concepts, writing experimental findings in lab reports, and public speaking. 

What can you do with this degree?

Fulfilling the degree requirements will prepare you to apply to WVU Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program.  There you will have the opportunity to choose between 3 forensic science disciplines:  Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, or Forensic Examiner.

This degree may also prepare you for application to Forensic Science programs at other colleges and universities. 

Unsure if Forensic Science is the right career choice for you?

If you are interested in Forensic Science, but unsure if this is the right career path for you.  The following link to the American Academy of Forensic Science will provide you with information on choosing the right emphasis to career opportunities to how much you will make.


Degree Program:

Pre-Forensic and Investigative Science

Degree Designation:

Associate of Arts

Erin Cunningham