AboutThe Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program mission is to develop professional, ethical graduates with the highest quality education in the natural, physical, and forensic sciences, law and criminal justice to successfully prepare students for advanced degrees, employment, and research in forensic science and related fields.
See FIS Annual Report that covers lab updates, advisor profiles, forensics by the numbers, the department community involvement, internships and graduation stats for the department.
To become a leading forensic science educational program that has regional, national, and international recognition for excellence. We're a community of learners and students thrive here. Students support each other through peer-lead mentoring, providing a unique environment where students become leaders by teaching others. Student clubs, volunteer programs and intramural sports are just a few of the opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom.
The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program at IUPUI is committed to the highest standards for our students, faculty, and staff. We value the highest ethical and professional behavior with high standards of excellence and objectivity in academic work and lifelong commitment to education. For our faculty and staff we value striving for the highest standards of excellence in teaching and learning and a commitment to providing the best education to every student. We value commitments to continuing professional development and for continuous improvement of our programs and services. For all the members of the FIS program (students, faculty, and staff), we value a commitment to excellence in developing collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with our criminal justice constituents and the community as a whole.
Ethical values and behaviors are emphasized in all facets of the criminal justice system. Crime lab employers require extensive background checks similar to law enforcement officers and often require prospective employees to take a polygraph test about drug use and other personal behaviors. Students wishing to pursue a career in forensic science learn that there are public consequences to all personal and professional actions. Once employed, forensic scientists are required to testify truthfully and accurately in court.
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