Facts & Statistics

We get results

Data don’t lie—our students are successful. We’ve summed up student assessment data and other facts and figures on this page so you can see just what you can expect from our department.

High-impact practice participation
High-impact practicePercent of students participating
Courses that include a service learning component67%
Culminating senior experience (capstone, senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam)60%
Internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching47%
Study abroad program20%
Faculty-mentored research project53%

B.S. program facts and statistics as of spring 2019

3.2average GPA at graduation 2014–19

93%of May 2019 graduates earned a dual degree and/or minor (usually chemistry or biology)

78%of May 2019 graduates earned a dual degree

>90%of students are full-time

20%of students are from out of state

82%of students are female

>44%of students have an average grade of A– or better

M.S. program statistics

65%average FSAT performance 2017–19 (includes nonthesis students)

3.7average GPA at graduation 2011–19

2average class size 2011–19

100%of graduates employed in a forensic lab or attending graduate/professional school 2017–19

B.S. student internships and employment


  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Defense Forensic Science Center (DFRC)
  • Indiana State Police (ISP)
  • Indiana State Police Laboratory Division
  • Indianapolis–Marion County Forensic Services Agency (IMCFSA)
  • Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Marion County Coroner’s Office
  • Evansville Police Department
  • Evansville Police Crime Scene Unit
  • Dubois County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Department
  • Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (“The Body Farm”)
  • Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, D.C.)
  • Santa Clara County Department of Criminalistics


This is a sampling of some of the places our undergraduates are employed:

  • Advanced Testing Labs (Indiana)
  • Axis Forensic Toxicology (Indiana)
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics (Virginia)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, Maryland)
  • Dupage County Forensic Science Center (Illinois)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (Indiana)
  • FBI (Washington, D.C.)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Florida)
  • Fort Wayne Police Department (Indiana)
  • Miami Vally Regional Crime Laboratory (Ohio)
  • PepsiCo
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office (California)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas)
  • United States Drug Testing Laboratory (Illinois)

M.S. student employment

  • Indiana State Police Laboratory (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Indiana State Department of Toxicology (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, Texas)
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation (Denver, Colorado)
  • Colorado Toxicology Lab (Denver, Colorado)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Washington State Patrol Forensic Science Laboratory (Seattle, Washington)
  • Sun King Brewery (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Defense Forensic Science Center (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Marion County Forensic Services Agency (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory (San Antonio, Texas)
  • AXIS Forensic Toxicology (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Rhode Island Department of Health (Providence, Rhode Island)