Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Learn to operate state-of-the-art scientific instruments.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, forensic science technicians can expect a 17% job growth through 2026.
Edinboro boasts the oldest - and most reputable - forensic science program in the region. It was developed in consultation with a Forensic Advisory Board that consisted of forensic practitioners from multiple states. As a student in this program, you will:
Gain hands-on experience using a variety of state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as infrared and X-ray spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, as well as various types of chromatographs and microscopes.
Participate in a capstone experience that hones your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Acquire the skills you need to pass state civil service exams, and enter the workforce as a Forensic Scientist Trainee or Forensic DNA Scientist Trainee.
Compete for internships in a variety of organizations, including the FBI, local, state and federal forensic laboratories, municipal and state coroner or medical examiner offices, certain industrial organizations, and opportunities funded by the National Science Foundation.
Many graduates of our program go on to earn graduate degrees in forensic science and analytical chemistry. Others go directly into the workforce in local, state and federal law enforcement or related fields. Here are a few examples of where our alumni are now:
Shane Windsor (BS ’07) - Forensic Scientist 2, TX Department of Public Safety
Daniel Buckwalter (BS ’08) - Senior Chemist, Owens Corning
Amanda Leffler (BS ’11) - R&D Applications Chemist, Agilent Technologies, Fairmont, WV
Dan Hall (BS ’11) - Forensic Scientist, Dallas County Crime Lab, Dallas, TX
Tricia Hoffman (BS ’13) - PhD student, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Ashley Humphrey (BS ’14) - Postmortem Toxicologist, MA State Police
Jenna Cowder (BS ’15) - Forensic Technician, Microtyping Technologies
Prepare for a rewarding career.
Dr. Janet Rogers, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444