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The demand for forensic scientists has never been higher, as crime rates continue to increase around the nation. UVU’s Forensic Science program provides students with the knowledge and abilities they need to enter this highly sought-after field of study.

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$56K Average Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

27th Highest Ranked Forensic Program

Ranked by Collegechoice, UVU was rated as one of the top Forensic Science programs in the nation

The Only Forensic Science B.S. in Utah

UVU offers the only Forensic Science
B.S. degree in the state

Solve meaningful problems that impact society and individuals.
Be the one who makes a difference and solves the case.

Degree Options

Forensic Laboratory

  • Designed to help students learn principles to perform scientific work conducted within a crime laboratory.

  • Provides experience necessary to perform laboratory demonstrations and identify evidence found at crime scenes.

  • Teaches the qualifications, professional practices and ethical skills needed to become a forensic scientist.

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Forensic Investigation

  • Provides an understanding of how to identify, process, collect and document various types of evidence.

  • Helps students acquire advanced skills in the disciplines of forensic photography, death investigation, fingerprint processing/examinations, impression evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction, firearms, and tool mark evidence.

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Crime Facilities

Our program includes a practical crime scene facility, a dedicated forensic laboratory with state of the art equipment, professors who currently work in the field, and more.

In the crime scene facility students are given the opportunity to create, analyze, and solve “crime.” The forensic laboratory trains students in theoretical and practical principles of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and other principles that are commonly conducted within a crime laboratory.

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Some courses include:

Trace Analysis

Death Investigations

Fingerprint Examination

Forensic Photography

Firearms Examination

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