Eastern Kentucky University

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521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-2908
Director: Diane E. Vance, PhD diane.vance@eku.edu
Status: Full Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Forensic Science

Eastern Kentucky University, or EKU’s Department of Criminal Justice and Police Studies is one of the largest accredited national programs, teaching forensic science to approximately 700 students per year. EKU provides students with an academic, ethical and legal foundation for employment opportunities within the criminal justice field after graduation. EKU has two departments; Criminal Justice and Safety, Security & Emergency Management and offers an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s in Police Studies, as well as a Minor, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Prospective students wishing to get accepted into EKU need to have competitive test scores and grades. Experience is a plus, as many high school students begin taking chemistry, biology and other physical and natural science classes at that level. Please continue reading to learn more about the admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

The following items are required to complete the admission process:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Average 3.0 GPA
  • Combined 850 on verbal and math sections of GRE
  • Complete application
  • 3 letters of recommendation

To fill out the application, please click here

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
# of Total Applicants: N/A
# Students Enrolled: 700
# of Males Enrolled: 490
# of Females Enrolled: 210
Overall GPA: 3.0
Average GRE Score: 850 (combined verbal and math sections)
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $3,312
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $26,496
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $9,072
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $72,576