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What will I learn?

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science in forensic sciences is the only degree of its kind in Kansas. Its combination of classroom and applied learning will prepare you for a high-demand career as a forensic science technician, where you’ll assist in criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence.

Curriculum

The program will help you build a strong foundation in the physical, biological and chemical sciences. You’ll also study criminal motivation, criminological theory, basic investigation techniques, adherence to evidentiary rules and procedures, and effective communication.

The forensic sciences program consists of a minimum of 91 credit hours involving courses from chemistry, biological sciences, anthropology, psychology, criminal justice and forensic sciences. Some of these required courses may also satisfy the university’s general education requirements. Students must also satisfy Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and university requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in forensic sciences program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by successfully completing all required core courses (91 credit hours).

The curriculum, which is made up of all core courses in the hard sciences, requires students to participate hands on in labs, classroom experiments, etc., enabling each major to receive a great deal of experiential learning prior to graduating.

Careers

A forensic sciences degree from Wichita State will prepare you to work in virtually any aspect of a forensic investigation with less pre-service training. Graduates find employment with local, state and federal agencies, and medical, diagnostic and testing labs.

Which department am I in?

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,800.00 per year
USD $540.27 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected January, June, August 2023

Venue

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1845 Fairmount Street,

WICHITA,

Kansas,

67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must: Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU. Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements. Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. For Nursing: Students must have GPA with no grade lower than a 2.0 in any of the specified required courses.

For international students

Students who have completed high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring term - Sep 15 (Basic Service), Nov 01 (Standard Service), Dec 01 (Premium Service); Fall term - Apr 15 (Basic Service), Jun 01 (Standard Service), Jul 01 (Premium Service); Summer term - Feb 1 (Basic Service), Mar 01 (Standard Service), Apr 01 (Premium Service)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public university that offers high quality education, affordable tuition, and real-world experience.

  • One of the most affordable research universities in the U.S.
  • Over 225 majors to choose from across diverse colleges
  • Affiliates on campus offer research & job opportunities
  • Scholarship of USD 4,800+ for students with GPA of 3.0

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