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Forensic Program Information

Eastern Washington University
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Forensic Science Program

Thank you for your interest in our Forensic Science Program. The following is a brief summary of the program content. Please contact me at the address given below for any additional information.

Program Summary:

  • The Forensic Science Program is one of several BS degree options offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Eastern Washington University.
  • The Program consists of 151 credit hours of courses primarily in the basic sciences of chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics, in addition to other university graduation requirements.
  • Students must first complete a specified set of core science courses during the first two years of study, and achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in those courses, before being officially accepted into the Forensic Science program.
  • The main areas of emphasis of the Forensic Science program are Forensic Chemistry and Forensic DNA Typing analysis. Students enrolled in the program will also complete an 8-week internship and a research project on a selected forensic science topic.
  • For all internships with law enforcement agencies, the forensic science student will be required to pass a thorough background check conducted by that agency.
  • The forensic science program at EWU meets the basic entry requirements for employment at state or federal forensic science laboratories.
  • Additional information about our department and our Forensic Science program can be found on the following web pages: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry home page and Professor P. Bilous' home page

Forensic Science Resources:

  • The American Academy of Forensic Sciences web site ( has discipline specific information, links to other forensic science organizations, job postings, and a complete listing of forensic science workshops and meetings.

Peter Bilous, PhD
Forensic Science Advisor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
226 Science Building
Cheney WA 99004-2440

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