Undergraduate Forensic Science

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Undergraduate Forensic Science 

Forensic Science is the profession which serves the scientific needs of the justice system. The program at University of Central Florida has been designed to provide the student with an educational background in the professional specialty of criminalistics. The principal job of the forensic scientist is to scientifically examine physical evidence gathered at the scene of a suspect criminal action. The criminalist may work on physical evidence such as blood, hairs, fibers, or pharmaceutical and clandestine drug preparations. Upon completion of an investigation the forensic scientist presents his findings in court. The goal of the Forensic Science program is to prepare students for this demanding profession.

Degree Requirements

For an overview of Undergraduate Degree Requirements see the Undergraduate Catalog.  Degree requirements may change from year to year. To insure that you are receiving accurate information, please choose your appropriate catalog year, then look up your degree requirements.

Undergraduate Forensic Science Advising

The College of Sciences Academic Services (“COSAS”) is the primary office charged with providing academic assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Sciences. They help students with matters concerning college and university requirements, policies, and procedures. Students use their services primarily by walk-in, or by appointment for advising and special problems.

Forensic Science students can also seek advise from the Departmental Advisor(Dr. Rodriguez). Please visit your Departmental Advisor for:

  • Major Specific Questions
  • Class Scheduling
  • Course Content Questions
  • Internships
  • Independent Studies
  • Career Information

Request Department Advising Appointment

Drop in advising hours are the same time as office hours for Dr. Rodriguez: Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & Fridays 9:30 am – 10:30 am (with the exception of UCF holidays and spring break). Advising during final exams, semester breaks, and summer is by appointment only. Visit www.calendar.ucf.edu for current semester breaks and holidays.

If you would like to make an appointment, visit the following link: