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University of Tampa CSSME and CNHS Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
University of Tampa CSSME and CNHS

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Tampa, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 45,878 / per year **


* early action; applications completed before March 1 - regular decision; applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis

** average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2022-2023 academic year (fall and spring)


The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree is designed to prepare students for careers as forensic scientists and is accredited by the Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Students in the program receive training in the fields of crime scene investigation, forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, forensic biology, forensic firearms examinations, and fire debris analysis. The curriculum is enhanced by internship opportunities with forensic laboratories; our students have held internships with many different agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, Pinellas County Crime Laboratory, Defense Forensic Science Center, and National Forensic Science Technology Center. The program also prepares students for graduate programs in forensic science, chemistry, toxicology, biochemistry, and health professional schools; alumni from the program have attended medical school and pharmacy school.

All of the faculty in the program was formerly forensic science practitioners, with experience as crime scene investigators or in forensic laboratories. This ensures that our students are taught by professors who have practiced what they are teaching; they have done forensic science and testified to their results in court.

Forensic Science Mission Statement

The mission of the forensic science program is to prepare the student, through the development of student knowledge and laboratory skills, for post-baccalaureate training and careers in forensic science and related fields, in an environment that emphasizes faculty-student mentoring.

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