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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

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.

Spring, 2014 Graduates

  1. Aegis Sciences, Nashville, Forensic Special Chemist
  2. Avantor Performance Material, Paris KY, QA/QC Analyst 
  3.  American Thermal Instruments, Dayton OH, Chemist
  4. KSP Central Forensic Lab, Forensic Chemist
  5. Advanced Testing Lab, Vandalia OH, Chemist
  6. LGC Science, Lexington KY, Assistant Scientist 
  7. PCI Synthesis, Newburyport MA, QA/QC Analyst
  8. Avantor Performance Material (Baker), Paris KY, QA/QC Lab Tech
  9. Jabil circuit, Memphis TN, Lab Tech 1
  10. Bluegrass Army Depot, Richmond KY, Chemist
  11. Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Firearm and Toolmarks Examiner
  12. Aegis Sciences, Nashville, Forensic Chemist 

Spring 2015 Graduates

  1. EKU Graduate School, MS Chem
  2. Marshall Univ Graduate School, MS Forensic Science
  3. IUIPUI, Indianapolis Graduate School, Death Investigation
  4. KSP Central Lab, Frankfort KY,  DNA analyst
  5. Lexmark, Lexington KY, QA/QC Chemist

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

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