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Department of Chemistry
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2631
Director: Timothy Starn, PhD tstarn@wcupa.edu
Status: Full Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic and Toxicological Chemistry

Both full-time and part-time students can participate in the forensic science program at West Chester University. The Criminal Justice department offers prospective students undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level degrees through 2-6 six year programs. The CJ Dept. is one of the most highly regarded by professionals in the criminal justice field, and because the University is state-supported, graduate tuition rates are among the lowest in the region. Many new graduates from WCU go on to have success in various careers at the federal, state and local levels. Positions include law enforcement, adult and juvenile correctional/treatment facilities and agencies; and in criminal justice administration, planning and research.

Admission Requirements

The following items are needed to complete the admission process at WCU:

  • A completed application
  • Payment of application fee ($35)
  • Official test scores
  • Official transcripts from all previous education institutions

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
# of Total Applicants: 13,300
# Students Enrolled: 1965 (total for all graduate programs)
# of Males Enrolled: 38%
# of Females Enrolled: 62%
Overall GPA: 3.39
Average SAT Score: minimum 500 critical reading and 500 on math
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $4,100.35
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $16,401.40
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $6,152.35
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $24,609.40