Current Undergraduate Students
Explore the information available here to help you while you're a student in the Department of Forensic Science.
Get Academic and/or Career Advising
Get the links and forms you need, and find out who to contact for advising.
Find Scholarships and Awards
Review scholarships and awards available to forensic science students through the College of Humanities and Sciences and other sources.
Explore Real-World Learning
Find out about real-world learning opportunities — including internships, independent study and more — available to you as a forensic science student.
Select a Faculty Mentor
Select a faculty mentor based on interest area and expertise who will help you reach your goals.
Find out about the override process, as well as how to register for FRSC 492 (Independent Study) and FRSC 493 (Internship).
Learn About Background Checks
Your personal behavior and choices are critical to a future in the field of forensic science.
Academic and Career Advising
Our advisers are here to help you succeed. Set up an appointment with the appropriate contact below to declare the forensic science major, plan your course schedule, apply to graduate, learn about career paths in forensic science and more.
First-year students receive advising through University Academic Advising. Visit the UAA website for information on how to find your adviser and make an appointment.
Second-Year+ Students and Transfer Students
Students in their second year and beyond, as well as transfer students, meet with Madeline Goldman, Ph.D., for advising. To make an appointment, visit myvcu.edu and select the 'Advising Appointments' link from the right side of the page.
The forensic science career liaison at VCU Career Services is Cody Rogalski. You can schedule an appointment by emailing him at email@example.com.
- Appeal an academic policy
- Course overrides
- Course registration guide
- Double major vs. dual degree
- Experiential fine art elective options for non-arts majors
- Foreign language placement testing and waiver appeals
- Repeated courses policy
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals: You must first meet with your academic adviser before submitting the appeal. Select 'SAP/Financial Aid' as the reason for your appointment and to expedite the process, bring all paperwork. The adviser is unable to sign incomplete and/or inaccurate paperwork.
- Select a faculty mentor
- Transfer credits to VCU or earn credit at another institution
Looking for a job?
Check out the following sites for job postings to help get you started in a career in forensic science. A few of them also have internship and research opportunities.