Forensic Science Learning Community

The Forensic Science Residential Learning Community is for any student enrolled in the BGSU Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science in Forensic Science degree program, or seeking a pathway (pursuing entry to the BSFS program) to enrollment through either the Biology or Chemistry Department. This community is not for those that plan on pursuing a Biology major or Chemistry major with a forensic specialization. This community is not intended for deciding students. This community is also not intended for criminal justice majors, including those in the forensic investigation specialization. The community is designed to offer students a targeted support network to improve classroom learning and academic success, as well as provide unique opportunities beyond the classroom to investigate the real world of forensic science.

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Center for the Future of Forensic Science

Community Highlights

  • Interact with faculty who share your passion for forensic science
  • Collaborate with peers and create lifelong friendships
  • Participate in unique activities and trips that only a forensic scientist can love
  • Connect with professionals and get a head start on career networking

Engaging Experiences

  • Tour crime laboratories, court houses, medical examiner offices and other criminal justice facilities
  • Professional speakers from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies
  • Travel and participate in forensic science conferences
  • Witness forensic science testimony in active criminal trials

Forensic Science Residential Community

Offenhauer Towers

Residential Requirements

Fee* | $300 + Residential Fees
Must live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

*Fees are per semester.

Residential Requirement | Students who are members of the Forensic Science Learning Community are not required to live within the community in order to be a member but it is an added benefit. If a member chooses to live within the community, their roommate can be a non-member.

About the Community | Students live in a diverse population in Offenhauer Towers along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and hang out together to ease the transition to college life.

Offenhauer Towers | This hall houses over 800 students in Double and Single Traditional Rooms with air conditioning. The rooms are some of the largest on campus and the hall features Outtakes Quick Cuisine in the lobby. Fun fact: The Offenhauer Towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories.

How to Apply

Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to April 25, 2018. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:

Step 1
Complete your housing application
Step 2 Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password
Step 3 Click on Add a New Community Enrollment Request and choose your desired community and academic year/term
Please Note Students can only apply for two communities on there own. If you want to apply to more than two communities, please contact the additional communities you are interested in so they can apply for you. If you have applied for two and change your mind, go into the system and withdraw yourself from the one(s) you are no longer interested in. This will open up a space for you again.

After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl hall.

Having Trouble Applying?

If you are experiencing any issues when you are trying to apply for this community or any others, please contact Lenee Hammersmith at 419-372-9979 in our Learning Community Office so she can assist you. We are here to help.


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Updated: 10/05/2023 01:25PM