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If I am a student interested in a practicum with the OSBI, where can I obtain information on the program?

The OSBI participates in a practicum student program, in which college students can partake.  There is an online application that must be completed and returned.  In addition, please submit a copy of your transcript with the application.  University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) students should coordinate the practicum through Dr. Adams.  Applicants from universities that are not partnered with the OSBI will need a faculty sponsor and to be enrolled for college credit in a course compatible with the field of interest.  A letter of recommendation from your faculty sponsor along with the application materials must be mailed to:

OSBI Practicum Program
800 E. 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034

The practicum program will typically involve a short rotation through each of the OSBI forensic units, and each student will then be assigned a specific discipline where he/she will gain laboratory experience in that particular discipline.  The application for the practicum program must be submitted before the following dates:

  • A spring semester practicum application be must received no later than the third week in September prior to the spring semester.
  • A summer semester practicum application must be received no later than the third week in February prior to the summer semester.
  • A fall semester practicum application must be received no later than the third week in February prior to the fall semester.

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