Forensic Science Program Policies

A minimum 3.0 grade point average on all graduate work attempted is required for graduation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be warned. Continued unsatisfactory academic performance will result in a review of the student's record for possible probation, not to exceed two semesters, or for possible academic dismissal.

Students are required to maintain satisfactory progress. Degree requirements must be completed within five years after the first course applied to the degree was completed.

The grade of "C" is the lowest acceptable grade and only one can be awarded during the program.

The grade of "B" represents work meeting minimum course requirements at the graduate level. The student receiving a grade of "B" has consistently demonstrated a complete understanding of the material and concepts presented throughout the course. Additionally, the student has completed all course requirements on time, exhibited enthusiastic interest in topics and discussions and is able to present and apply course concepts in a clear and organized manner, both orally and on written tests.