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The Catholic and Marianist University

Forensic Science


Forensic Science student looks for mock evidence. The Forensic Science Program at St. Mary’s provides students with rigorous academic preparation that includes a comprehensive foundation in the natural and physical sciences, criminology, and professional ethics. Students also engage in forensic science research and internship opportunities that further prepare them to be highly proficient forensic science practitioners upon graduation. As a liberal arts Marianist university, St. Mary’s is committed to cultivating a spirit of social justice and service in our students as they apply their scientific knowledge and contribute to society as forensic science professionals.

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist institution, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, an integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.

Courses and degree plans

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Biology Option — Degree Plan
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Chemistry Option — Degree Plan

Criminology Option

St. Mary’s also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science with a Criminology Option through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Click here to read more about the program.

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:

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

Learn more about the forensics program at St. Mary's University


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