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Career Opportunities & Success Stories

Explore the options that could be open to you after earning your B.S. Forensic Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

As a graduate of our program, you will have the knowledge, leadership and communication skills, and the professional connections you need to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market or to continue your studies.

With a degree in forensic science from our program, you may:

  • Work as a forensic scientist in a federal, state, or local laboratory
  • Work in the private sector as a scientist in a laboratory in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, environmental, medical research or other science-related industries
  • Continue your studies in a graduate program in chemistry, biology or forensic science

Graduation Rates

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Retention Rates: Student that are enrolled at EKU after their freshman year 

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Completion Rates: Percentage of students that arrive as freshman and graduate with a forensic science degree.

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Alumni Success Stories

Having been established since 1974, we have an extensive alumni network. For a historical record, visit here. Below are the first destinations for our most recent graduates from the EKU Forensic Science Program.

Summer 2019 Internships


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Name: Ruth Speidel

Company: Indianapolis Marion County Forensic Services Agency

Location: Indianapolis, IN

I was asked to collect and analyze local gasoline samples from Indianapolis to continue the Crime Lab's ignitable liquid database. Through this internship, I was exposed to various methods and principles used in fire debris analysis and became familiar with the operation and theory of the GCMS. 

I was able to use the knowledge I have learned in the classroom and apply it to a real-world lab setting. I was also able to make connections with professionals in my intended fields, this internship helped me feel more confident in my career choice.


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Name: Jacob Jones         

Company: The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education

Location: Willow Grove, PA

We were trained to use and maintenance instruments that are used in the field of Forensic Biology, including thermocyclers, DNA Quantitation instrumentation and Capillary Electrophoresis instrumentation. We also got the opportunity to experience expert testimony.

The internship has benefited me by showing me the step-by-step processes used in the field of forensic biology.

 

Internship or Paid Position  Location
Battelle Richmond, KY
EKU, MS Chemistry Richmond, KY
EKU, MS Chemistry Richmond, KY
EKU, MS Chemistry Richmond, KY
Federal Bureau of Investigation Quantico, VA
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Decatur, GA
Haartz Corporation 
Acton, MA
Illinois State Police Joliet, IL
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Central Laboratory Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State Police, Northern Laboratory Cold Springs, KY
Kentucky State Police, Southeastern Laboratory London, KY
Louisville, Medical Examiner's Office Louisville, KY
Madison County Coroner's Office Edwardsville, IL
Study Abroad Italy

 

You may also wish to review our most recent Forensic Science Alumni Survey - Updated Annually

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