The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they achieve the admissions requirements. An additional factor was the programs’ graduate students’ continued high achievements on the national Forensic Science Assessment test.
The rankings were first determined by selecting programs that are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), the foremost standard for forensic science programs. Then, editors of the Bachelor Degree Center ranked programs according to cost, reputation, alumni salary, graduation rate, and job placement rate. Data was taken from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Niche, and College Scorecard.