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Forensic Science - Forensic Investigation Emphasis, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Orem, UT, United States
The Forensic Investigation Emphasis within the BS in Forensic Science will provide an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for public, state, and federal careers with needed forensic investigation subject matter expertise and analytical skills. This emphasis will expose students to the wide variety of critically important forensic investigation techniques.
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Overview

  • The Criminal Justice program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of the theory, research, policy and practice of criminal justice, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of the criminal justice system.
  • The Forensic Science program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of theory, research, policy and practice of forensic science, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of forensic science.
  • The Center for National Security Studies (CNSS) is a nonpartisan academic institution for the instruction, analysis, and discussion of the issues related to the field of U.S. national security. The mission of the CNSS is twofold: to promote an interdisciplinary academic environment on campus that critically examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of the national security policy and practice; and to assist students in preparing for public and private sector national security careers through acquisition of subject matter expertise, analytical skills, and practical experience. The CNSS partners with local, regional, national, and international public and private sector organizations to promote this mission.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Fitness for Life Or Personal Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries
  • College Biology I and Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    66

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 126 or more semester credits 40 credits of which must be upper division.
  • Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  • Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  • Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  • Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1198 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1198 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 432 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 432 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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