What will I learn?

A BS in Physical Science with the Concentration in Forensic Science prepares students for a wide range of careers in forensic and industrial science.

PNW is a leading innovator in forensic science education. We led the industry in the development of a virtual reality crime scene, and our students have presented leading-edge research at international conferences.

Our program produces professional scientists who are qualified for rewarding work in a number of fields. We also have strong relationships with several prestigious graduate programs.

In this program, you’ll study biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and of course, forensic science. You’ll learn how forensics apply to the court system and have opportunities to engage in scientific research.


As a Forensic Science major, you’ll get the vital skills you need qualify for entry into government careers as well as various private sector careers. You’ll work with forensic scientists learning evidence collection techniques, along with standard and state-of-the-art testing practices.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$17,945.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022


Purdue University Northwest

Hammond Campus,

2200 169th Street,



46323, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript(s) or GED test score report.

Test scores: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) - 79 or higher; IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 or higher; British O-Level English Language Exam with a Grade of A or B on Ordinary Level of GCE/GCSE/IGCSE. PNW Undergraduate Admissions accepts a 100-110 Duolingo English Test score band.

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


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