Undergraduate Research in Forensic Science

Undergraduate research is available in the UVU Forensic Science Program.  A typical research student is a junior who is interested in going on to graduate school with at least one year remaining before graduation.  The program is conducted like a Master of Science Degree program with close one-on-one supervision involving a literature search, experimental design, experimentation, data interpretation, and final report.  Although research topics are developed jointly with the mentor the student’s interest is followed as much as possible.  The typical timeline starts in January at the beginning of spring semester, by March the topic and literature search is finished and by the beginning of May experimentation is underway.  Research continues through the summer because abstracts must be submitted to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences by August 1.  The work is presented at the annual academy meeting the following February.