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Our degree programs in Forensic Science are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

FEPAC promotes academic quality through formal accreditation of forensic science programs. Meeting FEPAC guidelines assures the public that our programs are of the highest quality.

The Penn State Forensic Science program produces top quality graduates from both our master’s and bachelor’s degrees – and our graduates go on to find top quality careers!

Bachelor of Forensic Science Students

Since 2007, our Bachelor of Science program has graduated 294 students, 47% of whom have gone on to careers in crime labs and non-forensic science labs around the world. 18% of our graduates have gone on to obtain additional degrees or now work in higher education. 4% have gone on to work in law enforcement or crime scene investigation. 31% have chosen work in another field, including law, medicine, secondary education, and non-forensic areas of criminal justice

Undergrad Pie Chart

Our students find great careers in a variety of places! Below is a list of some of the places our undergrads have gone to work and learn.

Employment following graduation with a BS in Forensic Science from Penn State

  • American University of Antigua College of Medicine
  • Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
  • Accenture
  • ACM Global Central Laboratory
  • Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • Aerotek
  • Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL)
  • Alabama Dept of Forensic Sciences
  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • AMERICAN SYSTEMS
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • ARP Sciences LLC
  • Baltimore Police Department
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics
  • Bode Technology Group
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
  • California Department of Justice
  • Canon Biomedical Inc.
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • City of Philadelphia, PA
  • Columbus Division of Police
  • Cordant Health Solutions
  • County of Lycoming
  • DC Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Dept of Defense (DOD)
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Drexel University
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Emory University
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • First Energy Corporation
  • Fisher Bioservices
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Forensic Services
  • G&W Laboratories
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Harrison County Institute of Forensic Science
  • Indiana University
  • Insight Diagnostics Labs
  • John Jay College (CUNY)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Kentucky State Police
  • Lancaster Labs
  • Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
  • Lycoming County
  • Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory
  • MedTox Laboratories, Inc
  • New Jersey State Police
  • New Mexico Department of Public Safety
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • NMS Labs
  • North Seattle College
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Shepard Broad School of Law
  • NYPD Police Lab
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Office of Chief Medical Examiner, NYC
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Orange County Sheriff's Crime Lab
  • Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Petrotrin
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Progeny Systems Corporation
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Randox Toxicology Ltd
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Saint Clare's Hospital
  • Sam Adams Brewhouse
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Seton Hill
  • SMA Medical Lab, Inc
  • SoftGenetics LLC
  • Sorenson Forensics
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
  • Towson University
  • Tufts University
  • United States Navy
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • University of Warwick, Coventry, England
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • UPMC Altoona Family Physicians Residency
  • US Army
  • US Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

 

*This is a partial list. Not all employers are listed.

 

Master of Forensic Science Students

Since 2007, our Master of Professional Studies in Forensic Science program has graduated 73 students, 70% of whom have gone on to careers in crime labs and non-forensic science labs around the world. 19% of our graduates have gone on to obtain additional degrees or now work in higher education. 1% have gone on to work in law enforcement or crime scene investigation. 10% have chosen work in another field, including law, medicine, secondary education, and non-forensic areas of criminal justice..

FA2018 Grad Pie Chart

Our students find great careers in a variety of places! Below is a list of some of the places our grads have gone to work and learn.

Employment following graduation with an MPS in Forensic Science from Penn State

  • Abu Dhabi Police Department
  • Aegis Sciences Corp
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL)
  • Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (ARP Sciences, LLC)
  • BioReference Laboratories
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics
  • City of Columbus
  • Comprehensive Lab Services
  • Connecticut State Forensic Science Laboratory
  • DC Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Delaware Dept. of Forensic Science
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Hamilton County Coroner's Office
  • Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson
  • Lancaster Laboratories
  • LGC Forensics
  • Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
  • MilleporeSigma
  • MVA Consultants
  • New York School of Medicine
  • NEXT Molecular Analytics
  • NMS Labs
  • Orebro University
  • PerkinElmer Genetics
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.
  • Planet Pharma
  • Queen's University
  • Regenisis
  • Restek Corporation
  • Supelco
  • South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division
  • Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • The Institute of Transfusion Medicine
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Texas Health Science Center and San Antonio
  • University of Washington Seattle
  • Virginia Dept. of Forensic Science
  • VUV Analytics

 

*This is a partial list. Not all employers are listed.