Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (BSFS) Student Measures and Performance
Annual BSFS Recruiting and Enrollment
|Enrolled at Start of Fall of Academic Year||23
|External Transfer & BGSU Major Change Applications||19
|Total Program Enrollment Fall of Academic Year||42||79||136||167||156
|Degrees Awarded During Academic Year||2
BSFS Student Measures by Cohort
|Cohort||Enrollment||Average High School GPA||Currently Enrolled Fall 2021/ (Graduated)||Current/(Graduate) Average Cumulative GPA|
*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)