Admissions | Forensic Science Program


We offer a FEPAC accredited B.Sc. in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry where you will take courses to fulfill a FEPAC accredited concentration in Forensic Science.

Students wishing to obtain a B.Sc. in chemistry, biology or biochemistry with a Forensic Science Concentration should complete the application form. The student must realize that this form in no way serves as an application to the University; it is an application for consideration for admission into this program only. Please read the important information section below before applying to the program.

*Applications for the Spring semester open on August 2nd of every year and close at the end of the second week of October. Applications for the Fall semester open on January 2nd of every year and close at the end of the second week of March.*

Application process

1. Be accepted into UNT.

2. Fill out and send in the Application form, including any additional requirements needed by the due date online.

3. Selected applicants will be brought in for an interview.

4. Final decisions are made after all interviews are complete.

Please note that all the applications will be reviewed after the Application Deadline. Our contact information can be found at the Contact Us Page.

Requirements for application

Incoming Freshmen - Students who will not be enrolled at UNT on/before the due date of this application.

  • You must be accepted into a BS in Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry to be considered for our program (no pre-COS majors).
    • Math Placement 2 or higher.
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA is required.
  • Entering freshman must have their science teacher forward a letter of recommendation to the address given below, and must plan to take the SAT or ACT tests (Verbal and Quantitative) and send the scores to the Forensic Science Program Office.

Current/Transfer/Post Baccalaureate students

  • You must be accepted into a BS in Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry to be considered for our program (no pre-COS majors).
    • Completion of College Algebra - MATH 1100.
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA is required.
  • At least 8-12 credit hours of STEM coursework towards a Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry degree plan should be completed to be able to reflect on your transcript (for Current and Transfer students).

*Exceptions on these requirements may be made on a case by case basis and are at the discretion of the Program Director/Faculty Advisor.

Important Information

Students who are considering this major should be aware that employment in a forensic related field requires an extensive background check. Components of this check may include any or all of the following:

  • Background Checks (criminal and driving records)
  • Polygraph Tests (checking unethical behavior)
  • Credit Checks (issues relating to excessive debt of defaults)
  • Drug Tests (to check for drug usage)
  • Interviews of Friends and Family

If there are problems in any of these areas, a career in forensic science may be unlikely, and the student may need to consider a different major. If you have questions about this, you should contact the agency or lab in which you hope to gain employment and request their policies.

Background checks may also be required for the internships offered through this program. If you have any questions, please contact the program director.

All application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to individual applicants and students, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, religion, or national origin.