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Forensic Science Advising

Forensic Science Adviser

The Forensic Science program has a dedicated undergraduate adviser, Noelle Waggett, to assist students with academic and career planning, change of assignment (COA) students from PSU Commonwealth campuses, and transfer students from other universities.

Students can contact Noelle at or schedule an appointment with Noelle using Starfish.



Beginning with students entering in the fall 2012 semester, students must complete CHEM 110CHEM 111CHEM 112, FRNSC 210, and MATH 140 with a grade of C or better in order to enter the major.


Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center

The Forensic Science program is housed in the Eberly College of Science. The Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center can offer additional support and referrals for students. The Advising Center is located in Ritenour.  Advising@PSU is also a good source of academic advising and academic information.


Suggested Academic Plans

The suggested academic plan (SAP) for you is determined by which semester you began at Penn State. So, for example, if your first semester at Penn State was Fall 2021, then the SAP you need to follow is the 2021-2022 Bulletin's SAP. If you have any questions about which SAP to follow, make an appointment with the academic adviser via Starfish.

You can find the SAPs by searching the archived Bulletins at the links below:

For years prior to 2019, check the Bulletin archive.

For students who began at Penn State in Fall 2023 and for future students, the PDF below contains the SAPs that will be in effect once the Bulletin is updated. The university is in the process of updating the SAPs to match the updated requirements recently approved by the faculty senate. We thank you for your patience.