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The Forensic Science program has a dedicated undergraduate adviser to assist students with academic and career planning, Change of Assignment (COA) students from PSU Commonwealth Campuses and transfer students from other Universities .  Mary Sergeant is located in 234 Ritenour Building, her phone number is 814-863-9572, and her e-mail is .  To schedule an appointment go to

To schedule an appointment:

  • Log into Starfish and click on “Home”.
  • Find “My Success Network” in the navigation pane.
  • This will show you all your instructors and adviser. You can make an appointment with your adviser from their Individual profiles.
  • Click Schedule Appointment link.
  • Calendar (left-hand side) will show dates with open appointment times. Days in bold-face are the ones available for scheduling.
  • Click the + icon next to the appointment time that fits your schedule.
  • Select a Reason for the appointments.
  • Type a detailed description for the meeting to help the adviser best prepare for the meeting.

Once you create the appointment Starfish will send you an email confirming the appointment and will also send you a reminder closer to the appointment time. Your “Dashboard” will show the new appointment that you have created.

To cancel the appointment :

  • Click the “x” in the upper right of the appointment block on your Dashboard.

    If you do need to cancel, please do so well in advance and give your adviser some reasons why the appointment is being canceled.

Entrance to Major Requirements

Beginning with students entering in the fall 2012 semester, students must complete CHEM 110, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, FRNSC 210, and MATH 140 with a grade of C or better in order to enter the major.

Forensic Science Undergraduate Handbook

The Forensic Science Undergraduate Handbook is an excellent resource for current as well as prospective students.

Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center

The Forensic Science program is housed in the Eberly College of Science.  The Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center can offer additional support and referrals for students.  The Advising Center is located in Ritenour.  Advising@PSU is also a good source of academic advising and academic information.

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