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Facts & Stats

Our forensic science annual report covers lab updates, advisor and faculty profiles, forensics by the numbers, the department community involvement, internships and graduation statistics for the program.

FIS Annual Reports

FIS B.S. Facts and Stats about our Program (as of Spring 2019):

  • 93% of FIS May 2019 graduates earned a dual degree and/or minor (usually with Chemistry or Biology)
  • 78% of FIS May 2019 graduates earned a dual degree
  • >90% of FIS students are full time
  • 20% of FIS students are from out-of-state
  • 82% of FIS students are female
  • >44% of FIS students have an average grade of A- or better

FIS B.S. Internships (see the Annual Reports for details)

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Defense Forensic Science Center (DFRC)
  • Indiana State Police (ISP)
  • Indiana State Police Laboratory Division
  • Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency (IMCFSA)
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • Marion County Coroner's Office
  • Evansville Police Department
  • Evansville Police Crime Scene Unit
  • Dubois County Sheriff's Office
  • Lake County Sheriff's Department
  • Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (aka "The Body Farm")
  • Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, DC)
  • Santa Clara County Department of Criminalistics

FIS B.S. Student Employment (sample only, currently, our undergraduates are employed at 64 different places, see last page of Annual Report for a full list)

  • Advanced Testing Labs (IN)
  • Axis Forensic Toxicology (IN)
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics (VA)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, MD)
  • Dupage County Forensic Science Center (IL)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (IN)
  • FBI (DC)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FL)
  • Fort Wayne Police Department (IN)
  • Miami Vally Regional Crime Laboratory (OH)
  • Pepsico
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office (CA)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (TX)
  • United States Drug Testing Laboratory (IL)

FIS B.S. Program Student Assessment Data

FIS M.S. Program Student Assessment Data

FIS M.S. Student Employment

  • Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana State Department of Toxicology, Indianapolis, IN
  • Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Denver, CO
  • Colorado Toxicology Lab, Denver, CO
  • Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Washington State Patrol Forensic Science Laboratory, Seattle, WA
  • Sun King Brewery, Indianapolis, IN
  • Defense Forensic Science Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Marion County Forensic Services Agency, Indianapolis, IN
  • Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory, San Antonio, TX
  • AXIS Forensic Toxicology, Indianapolis, IN
  • Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI

FIS Policies and Procedures

Student Awards & Honors

Academic Achievement Award

  • 2017-18: Rachel Mannfeld
  • 2016-17: Katherine Haskell
  • 2015-16: Megan Welch
  • 2014-15: Jessica Bosse
  • 2013-14: Ashley Riley
  • 2012-13: Megan King
  • 2011-12: Paul Rihm
  • 2010-11: Cedric Hollabaugh
  • 2009-10: Amanda Johnson
  • 2008-09: Brandy Cline
  • 2007-08: Erica Lotspeich
  • 2007-08: Sarah Britton
  • 2006-07: Angela Coric

Leadership Award

  • 2017-18: Emma Fort
  • 2016-17: Adrienne Kelley
  • 2015-16: Zackery Roberson
  • 2014-15: Alissa Flores
  • 2013-14: Jason Olson
  • 2012-13: Jessica Bosse
  • 2011-12: Jennifer Berry
  • 2010-11: Lauren Hallenbeck

Chuck Gould Memorial Scholarship

  • 2017-18: Logan Hickey
  • 2016-17: Josiah McKenna
  • 2015-16: Rachel Potter
  • 2013-14: Megan Carrison
  • 2012-13: Eric Reichard
  • 2011-12: Cheryl Szkudlarek

FIS Undergraduate Research Award

  • 2017-18: Robert Johnson
  • 2016-17:
  • 2015-16: Clinton Carroll and Charles Irving
  • 2014-15: Shannon Cook and Angela Salamone
  • 2013-14: Alyssa Badgley

School of Science John D. Barnwell Memorial Scholarship

  • 2013-14: Sarah Tolbert

Frank G and Ernestine M. Lambertus Scholarship

  • 2011-12: Nicholas Strange

CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

  • 2012-13: Jessica Bosse

Indianapolis Project SEED Scholarship

  • 2012-13: Charles Irving

Science Ambassador Leadership Team Scholarship

  • 2012-13: Ashley Riley

Rich-Keller Elementary Chemistry Scholarship

  • 2010-11: Yalana Smalls

Wilmer K. Fife Memorial Scholarship

  • 2015-17: Adrienne Kelley
  • 2012-13: Keyanna Evans
  • 2010-11: Lanessa Hubbard

Women in Science Scholarship

  • 2012-13: Kristen Clark, Chelsea Dodge, Alissa Flores

Outstanding undergraduate analytical chemistry

  • 2012-13: Ashley Riley

Health and life sciences scholarship

  • 2012-13: Jon Carnahan

Jay A. Siegel Award

  •   2017-18: Alexis Bloom

Discovering forensics leads student toward a career in the lab

Kelsie Faulds Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Undergraduate