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Examine the evidence

At the IUPUI School of Science, you’ll study with nationally recognized faculty in forensic chemistry and biology, supported by one of the largest medical schools and one of the top law schools in the United States.

Forensic science is the application of scientific methods and processes to matters that involve crime or the public. You’ll get a strong foundation in chemistry, biology, physics, math, statistics, law, and criminal justice as you earn your degree.

Onlyaccredited forensics program in Indiana

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14%expected growth in career opportunities, 2018–28

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Why study at IUPUI?

Because we’re in downtown Indianapolis, we’re close to state and local crime labs, courts, state police, and other law enforcement agencies. You’ll be using the most modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation to learn how evidence is analyzed. You can perform cutting-edge research, do an internship at a real crime laboratory, and get credit for all of it. Come to IUPUI and be a part of one of the leading forensic science programs anywhere in the world.

What’s neat about forensics is that everything is tightly controlled and regimented—you have to be clean with it. Instead of finding whose DNA is this, you’re looking for spoilage organisms in your product.

Kevin Smolar, alumnus and quality control director for Sun King Brewery

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