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 2021-22
Applications 83
184 206 231
273
Denied 46
95
94
101 171
Accepted 37 89
112 130
102
Enrolled at Start of Fall of Academic Year 23
39
62
56
42
           
Transfers          
External Transfer & BGSU Major Change Applications 19
16
14
17
15
Accepted 10
7
3
10
6
Enrolled 10 7
3
8 6
           
Total Program Enrollment Fall of Academic Year   42 79 136 167 156
Degrees Awarded During Academic Year 2
1 9
20
2^

BSFS Student Measures by Cohort

Cohort Enrollment Average High School GPA Currently Enrolled Fall 2021/ (Graduated) Current/(Graduate) Average Cumulative GPA
Fall 2021 42
4.05 42
-
Fall 2020 56 4.10 30
3.5
Fall 2019 62
4.04 43
3.54
Fall 2018 39
3.87 19/(1)
3.3/(3.30)
Fall 2017 23
3.89 1/(17^)
2.85/(3.67)
*Fall 2016 11 ----- (8) (3.55)

*BSFS academic program approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education - August 2016. All enrollment for Fall 2016 were transfer students due to new program and approval timing.

^Summer 2021 Graduates are in the process of being validated.

Academic Year Graduations include Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters in that order.

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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.

Mechanisms to Combat DNA Degradation in a Forensic Setting

Katie Bannick (2021)

Determining the Age of Latent Prints Left at a Crime Scene 

Claudia Burkey (2021)

A Review of Extraction and Quantification for Cannabidiol in Food Products                                                                        

Abigail Clark (2021)

The Impact of the Microbiome in Forensic Science                                                                                                                     

Kayla Martin (2021)

Tying Postmortem Wound Pattern to the Weapon that Created It                                                                                         

Kelsey Schaller (2021)

Strategies for Improving Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Efficiency in the Presence of Taq Polymerase Inhibitors 

Meghan Boomer (2020)

An analysis of the Scientific Value and Ethics of Mandating Fingerprint Taking at Birth; Is it worth Doing?                     

Kasey Powers (2020)

Optimization of Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

Megan Gayer (2020)

Using Infrared Photography for Distance Determination of Gunshot Residue on Fabric

Madison Muir (2020)

FTIR Analysis of Architectural Paints: Comparisons Across Paint Finish and Brand Type

Nevada R. Smith (2020)

Determining Ideal Swab Type for Collection of the Microbiome for Forensic Identification Purposes

Natalie Wise (2020)