Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Learning Aims

The forensic studies major curriculum will bestow the following learning and curricular outcomes:

  • Students will master current factual content, concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends of different subfields of forensic studies.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in communicating effectively in a variety of formats, including verbal, written, and symbolic channels, relevant to forensic investigation, criminology, and presentations in the judicial system.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the moral and ethical issues surrounding crime and forensic investigation.
  • Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of major concepts and techniques used in subfields of forensic studies based on their ability to read, interpret, and critically evaluate primary literature; design experiments or conduct independent investigation to test ideas and hypotheses; and interpret data through statistical and graphical packages.
Barbara Vann
Faculty

Barbara Vann, Ph.D.

Her passion for sociology led Barbara Vann, Ph.D., to research and teaching on the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability

Sociology