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Forensic Science at St. Mary’s

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.

  • Internships

    Our students have gained internships in places such as:

    • Local Private Forensic Science Laboratories
    • Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL)
    • San Antonio’s Public Defenders Office
    • San Antonio’s Police Department
    • Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University
  • Forensic Science Career Opportunities

    Forensic science is an exciting field and one of the country’s fastest growing job markets. Our graduates have gained career opportunities as:

    • Crime Lab Forensic Technician
    • Forensic DNA Analyst
    • Forensic Analyst
    • Criminal profiler
    • Jury consultant
    • Expert witness
    • Laboratory Manager

Student Testimonials

“My time in this program has greatly impacted my growth as an individual. I connected well with my professors and classmates, and feel prepared to make a positive impact in the forensic field.”

— Alain Peralt, Forensic Science Chemistry Class of 2021

“During my time at St. Mary’s University, the professors have been extremely encouraging and helpful. The Forensic Science program offers experience through hands- on training while establishing networks with people in the field.”

— Janae Hughes, Forensic Science Biology Class of 2021


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:

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