Digital forensics program the first accredited in the nation
April 4, 2012 ·
The Marshall University Forensic Science Center announced a brand new accreditation for the facility today.
The Forensic Science program which
started in 1995, was at the time one of only 7 programs in the country.
Over the past few years Digital
Forensics has become ever more important at the facility with the establishment
of a lab used by the West
Today officials like Dr. Terry Fenger, the director of the Forensic Science Center,
announced that Marshall’s
digital forensics program was the first in the world to receive accreditation.
“Essentially when we attract students to
our academic program they’re very savvy, they go on the internet and they’re
comparing programs one to another and the fact that ours is accredited and
meets these national standards sends a message to our West Virginia Students as
well as students throughout the country,” Fenger said.
Also in attendance at the announcement
was West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.