Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (BSFS) Student Measures and Performance

Annual BSFS Recruiting and Enrollment

Incoming Freshman 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Applications 54 164 208 178
Denied 22 107 106 103
Accepted 32 61 102 75
Enrolled 21 41 58 52
         
Transfers        
Applications 22 6 3 0
Accepted and Enrolled 12 5
2 0
         
Cohort Enrollment 33 46 60 52
Total Program Enrollment 42 79 136 167

BSFS Student Measures by Cohort

Cohort Enrollment Average High School GPA Currently Enrolled/ (Graduated) Current/(Graduate) Average Cumulative GPA
Fall 2020 52 4.10 52 ------
Fall 2019 60 4.04 48 3.57
Fall 2018 46 3.87 35 3.41
Fall 2017 33 3.89 32 3.56
*Fall 2016 12 ----- 1/(10) 3.08/(3.47)

*BSFS academic program approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education - August 2016

BSFS Student Research Highlights

BSFS students are required to perform forensic science related research as an element of their capstone experience and are encouraged to participate in ongoing departmental research throughout their undergraduate careers. Recent examples of undergraduate student research are listed below.

Optimization of Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber
Megan Gayer (2020 Graduate)

Using Infrared Photography for Distance Determination of Gunshot Residue on Fabric
Madison Muir (2020 Graduate)

FTIR Analysis of Architectural Paints: Comparisons Across Paint Finish and Brand Type
Nevada R. Smith (2020 Graduate)

Determining Ideal Swab Type for Collection of the Microbiome for Forensic Identification Purposes
Natalie Wise (2020 Graduate)