Why Study Forensic Studies at Loyola?
Traditionally, forensic programs focus heavily on sciences, such as biology and chemistry. What makes Loyola’s program unique is a truly interdisciplinary approach. The Forensic Studies curriculum encompasses 16 departments of academic focus—the most of any program in the country—six of which offer a capstone experience. Students engage with subjects ranging from philosophy to engineering and take courses such as forensic entomology, security ethics, and business intelligence and data mining.
Loyola students are poised for competitive internships and job placement in one of the top regions in the country for forensic work. In fact, the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area is among the fastest-growing hubs for biotechnology and biohealth, forensic psychology and counseling, criminal investigation and justice, and counter-terrorism.
Demand for professionals with forensic training has never been greater—in public, private, and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Employers seek graduates who not only have knowledge in and understanding of the field, but who can apply their breadth of understanding, interdisciplinary approaches, critical understanding, ability to work as a member of a team, excellent communication, and deductive reasoning to their work. These are the very skills Forensic Studies students acquire through the classroom, extra- and cocurricular involvement, and internships and job experience.
Meet the Forensic Studies Community
Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.
Through Loyola’s core curriculum, our students take a variety of courses which help them understand people and society in very novel ways. Combined with their innate passion to help others, this allows for personal and professional student development that is remarkably different from what others receive.
Graham McAleer, Ph.D.
A Loyola education is a serious dive into the animating concepts, and background assumptions, of civilizations. Trite answers are rejected; complex, historically informed investigations, demanded.
Loyola brings about this sense of community and accepts all—no matter what race, religion, gender, sexuality, and/or background people come from. There is a piece of Loyola for everyone.
Allen Brizee, Ph.D.
A Jesuit, liberal-arts education is dedicated to solving the most challenging problems facing our society today.
Our Loyola Community