School of Science, Engineering and Technology
SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
About the forensic science major at St. Mary's
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.
Forensic science degree requirements
Degrees in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (described on this page):
Degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences:
St. Mary’s also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science with a Criminology Option through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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