American Public University System offers 66 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2022, 2,179 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 1,311 Bachelor's degrees, 444 Master's degrees, 257 Associate's degrees, and 167 Certificates.
If the thought of analyzing crime scenes or testing evidence for DNA excites you, explore West Virginia University’s Forensic and Investigative Science program. Take the forensic examiner track if you want to work right on the scene. Or, if you prefer a career behind-the-scenes in a lab choose between the forensic biology and forensic chemistry tracks. The program focuses on hands on learning. In fact, at WVU the professors actually simulate crime scenes in and around three houses and a garage at the Crime Scene Training Complex, the largest of its kind in the nation. In fall 2015 students took their education off campus when they witnessed simulated bomb blasts and collected post blast evidence to analyze back on campus. The research and analysis happens in a microscopy laboratory, fingerprint processing laboratory, and Cogent Systems Laboratory that contains a cutting-edge digital fingerprinting system. As a student you can take advantage of even more exciting learning opportunities through the Forensic Identification Club, which leads fingerprinting demonstrations at local high schools and hosts speakers from the forensics field.
|Student Teacher Ratio
|American Public University System Charles Town, WV
|147 : 1
|West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
|22 : 1
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
|38 : 1
|Marshall University Huntington, WV
|21 : 1
|Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV
|22 : 1