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.
Lisa Oberbroekling
Faculty

Lisa Oberbroeckling

As class dean for the Class of 2022, Dr. Oberbroeckling hopes to lead and mentor Loyola students

Mathematics and Statistics
Student and forensics professor reviewing an experiment
Academics

Forensic Studies major

Demand for professionals with forensic training has never been greater, and Loyola’s Forensic Studies program is unique in that it encompasses 16 departments of academic focus—the most of any program in the country.