The University of Central Oklahoma is ranked as the top institution for forensic science according to a recent national ranking by Study.com. Central ranked one out of 34 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. Programs were ranked in areas based on the comprehensive curricula offered in both physical science and the criminal justice system. Other factors that were considered included the university facilities, partnerships and career placement opportunities. Additionally, data from the United States Department of Education and key factors like accessibility and affordability, internship and research opportunities, faculty expertise and extracurricular opportunities were taken into consideration when ranking.
“It is an honor for UCO to be recognized as the best along with so many other deserving programs,” said Dwight Adams, Ph.D., director of the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute at UCO.
“The W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute’s faculty, facilities and association with law enforcement make our program an exciting place to prepare for a forensic science career and to develop a passion for service.”
Central offers four majors within the Bachelor of Science degree program, forensic science-general, forensic science-chemistry, forensic science-molecular biology and forensic science-digital forensics. Central’s forensic science undergraduate program is a concurrent degree program, which means students are required to declare a second degree in addition to forensic science.
In addition to the undergraduate programs in forensic science, Central offers master’s degree programs in forensic science, forensic science-molecular biology, forensic science-chemistry and forensic science-digital forensics.
Undergraduate forensic science degree programs at Central are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
To view a complete list of rankings, visit www.study.com/articles/List_of_the_Best_Schools_for_Bachelors_Degrees_in_Forensics.html.
For more information about the forensic science degree programs at Central, visit www.uco.edu/fsi.