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.
This program gives students 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.
Forensic science is an exciting field and one of the country’s fastest growing job markets.
Degrees in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (described on this page):
Our students have gained internships in places such as:
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General of Texas
San Antonio Police Department
Texas Department of Human Services
Texas Youth Commission
National Park Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Forensic Science Career Opportunities
Our graduates have gained career opportunities as:
Forensic science technician
Loss prevention specialist
Insurance fraud investigator
St. Mary’s features a variety of clubs, events and activities to enrich students’ experiences. The city of San Antonio features a variety of attractions, from museums to theme parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and historical attractions like the Alamo. Students can also participate in special programs through St. Mary’s, such as: