Forensic Science (Criminology Option)

About

The Forensic Science Program at St. Mary’s emphasizes the integration of academic preparation and real world problem solving with a focus on ethical and professional commitment. Forensic science is an exciting field and one of the country’s fastest growing job markets. Solving crime requires knowledge of biological, physiological, social and individual factors. St. Mary’s program integrates biological science, social science and professional preparation so students are uniquely prepared for this cutting edge career path. Forensic science is the application of science to the law. It relies on the physical and behavioral sciences for investigating and solving crimes and examining physical trace evidence.

Students can also pursue one of the following program options:

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Biology Option
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Chemistry Option

Courses and degree plans

Forensic Science with Criminology Option Requirements and Degree Plan

Internship Options

Our students have gained internships in places such as:

  • Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Texas Department of Human Services
  • Texas Youth Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • National Park Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gained career opportunities as:

  • Police officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Forensic science technician
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Criminal profiler
  • Jury consultant
  • Expert witness
  • Private investigator
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Security specialist
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