Forensic Science is the profession which serves the scientific needs of the justice system. The program at UCF has been designed to provide the student with an educational background in the professional specialty of criminalistics. The principal job of the forensic scientist is to scientifically examine physical evidence gathered at the scene of a suspect criminal action. The criminalist may work on physical evidence such as blood, hairs, fibers, or pharmaceutical and clandestine drug preparations. Upon completion of an investigation the forensic scientist presents his findings in court. The goal of the Forensic Science program is to prepare students for this demanding profession.