Fairmont State Forensic Science Ranks Ninth Among Best Affordable Programs in U.S.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Fairmont State University has received the ninth ranking among the 100 Best Affordable Forensic Science Programs in the country by University Headquarters. University Headquarters is an online resource aiming to help students navigate the higher education process, assisting students to find top rated colleges, scholarships, potential salaries upon graduation and determining a career path.

University Headquarters considers several factors to determine its rankings to assist students in their college searches. Details including cost of tuition, admission rate, graduating salary, among several others are examined throughout the ranking process to provide student support and ensure a valuable degree upon graduation.

“We are thrilled that yet another one of our programs has been recognized not only for its excellence, but also for its affordability,” said Fairmont State University President, Mirta M. Martin. “We take great pride in pairing affordability with quality, allowing us to offer one-of-a-kind, transformative opportunities. This recognition is a testament to the forensic program and its extraordinary teacher-mentors.”

Fairmont State’s forensic science curriculum is comprised of several educational elements in addition to forensic courses, some of which include biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Upon completion of the program, successful Fairmont State forensic science majors will be proficient in problem solving, legal analysis and application, quantitative reasoning, investigation and scientific laboratory procedures.

Graduates of the forensic science program are prepared for careers as medical examiners, criminalists, forensic anthropologists, forensic chemists, forensic pathologists or toxicologists.

To learn more about the Fairmont State University forensic science program, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/forensicscience. To view the complete list of University Headquarters rankings, visit www.universityhq.org.