Applicant Information

Students considering the forensic science degree should have a strong background in the natural, physical and mathematical sciences and a willingness to involve themselves deeply in both chemistry and biology.

Applicants should demonstrate maturity and an enthusiasm for learning and exploration.

Requirements to Major in Forensic Science

Once you have been accepted for admission into VCU, there are no additional requirements to meet in order to major in forensic science.

Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students should consult the transfer pathways put into place by the VCU Transfer Center that recommend the Associate of Science in Science and pay special attention to the recommended courses for prospective forensic science majors outlined in the appropriate document.

Transferring Course Credit

Students taking courses at an institution outside VCU should consult the transfer course equivalents tool. IB, AP and other sources of credit are addressed in the VCU Undergraduate Bulletin.

Tours of our facilities are available for prospective high school and transfer students. Visit our Take a Tour page for upcoming dates and info on how to register to attend.