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Forensic Science

About the forensic science major at St. Mary's

Forensic Science student looks for mock evidenceThe 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.

Forensic science degree requirements

Degrees in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (described on this page):

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Biology Option

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Chemistry Option

Degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Forensic Science with Criminology Option Requirements and 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.

Forensic science internships

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

Forensic science 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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