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Admission Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

For admission to the B.S. in Forensic Science program, students must have completed basic secondary school preparation: English (4 units); Social Studies (3 or more units); Mathematics (2 or more units with a pre-calculus course strongly recommended); Laboratory Sciences (2 or more units), Foreign Language (2 or more units); Electives (3 units) for a total of 16 units. They should complete a college application, submit official transcripts and complete Part I of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and have a personal interview. Transfer students from two-year colleges can transfer up to a maximum of 72 credits if an associate degree was awarded. Articulation agreements exist between the local community colleges to facilitate transfer of earned academic credits.

Students who are either part-time or full-time can pursue the undergraduate degree program in forensic science. Students desiring to continue in the program must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) out of 4.00 in the major courses. All students at LIU Post, through the professional Academic Counselors, Director and Department Chairs are guided to complete courses in a timely way in order to complete degree requirements within a four-year cycle.

The admission process encourages enrollment from all persons interested in pursuing education that will lead them to a career in forensic science. Since the tracking of students and advisement is on a semester basis, students are well informed regularly about the requirements they are expected to complete within the degree program.