Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

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Loyola's forensic studies minor gives students the opportunity to explore the ideas, concepts, and technology behind criminal investigations, homeland security, and counterterrorism.

Demand among current and prospective students for a program of this kind has grown consistently in recent years, reflective of a similar growing demand among the public, private, and nonprofit organizations across the country that actively seek employees with forensic studies training.

The truly interdisciplinary approach makes this minor unique. Traditionally, forensic programs focus heavily on sciences such as biology and chemistry and rarely place an emphasis on the humanities. In Loyola’s program, 10 departments – ranging from philosophy to engineering – offer courses such as forensic entomology, security ethics, and business intelligence and data mining, and six departments offer a capstone forensic experience for students.