Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Minor

Minor Requirements

The minor consists of 6 total courses, with 1 required foundation course and a capstone course.

The following is required of all students:

  • BL 101 Introduction to Forensic Sciences (4 credits)
  • Capstone course (3 credits)
  • At least two elective course at the 300-level or higher from the approved list of courses
  • Elective courses must be distributed minimally across two academic departments, and at least one course must be completed in each of two academic divisions (e.g., Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Sellinger School of Business).
  • Permission may be granted for students to enroll in courses in which pre-requisites have not been met, following consultation with the appropriate department chair and Director of the Forensic Studies minor. Students should also consider completing some pre-requisites as part of their natural science and social science core requirements.    

Courses Offered

  • BL 101 Intro Forensic Science 
  • BL 322 Synthetic Biology w/lab 
  • BL 341 Molecular Genetics w/lab 
  • BL 351 Forensic Entomology w/lab 
  • BL 355 Forensic Biology w/lab
  • BL 428 Bioterrorism 
  • BL 473 Special Topics in Forensic 
  • CH 201 Quantitative Analysis 
  • CH 410 Instrumental Methods and
  • CH 411 Instrumental Methods Lab
  • CH 431 Biochemistry I and
  • CH 433 Biochemistry I lab 
  • CL 327 Volcanoes, Fire and Flood: Disasters of Ancient Rome 
  • CS 115 Cyber Security and Digital Forensics 
  • EC 320 The Political Economy of War
  • EC 330 Law and Economics 
  • EG 381 Probability & Statistics
  • FO 230 Introduction to Criminalistics
  • FO 330 Biological and Forensic Science Quality Assurance
  • FO 400 Comparative Sciences: Latent Prints and Firearms Analysis
  • HS 327 Volcanoes, Fire, and Flood: Disasters of Ancient Rome
  • HS 330 Crime and Punishment in Modern Europe 
  • HS 353 History of Violence in America 
  • HS 382 Crime and Punishment in Latin America 
  • IS 358 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 
  • LW 103 Law and the City: Planning, Politics and Justice 
  • LW 104 Criminal Law and Society 
  • LW 109 Business, Law and Society 
  • MA 251 Calculus I 
  • MA 252 Calculus II 
  • PH 383 Physics and Medicine 
  • PH 384 Waves and the Physics of Medicine
  • PL 317 The Experience of Evil 
  • PL 333 Philosophy of Law 
  • PL 332 Security Ethics
  • PL 342 Law, Society, and God
  • PS 337 Analytical and Legal Reasoning
  • PS 338 Constitutional Law I
  • PS 339 Constitutional Law II
  • PS 343 Crime, the Individual, and Society
  • PS 374 Thinking Through Terrorism
  • PT 270 Basic Digital Photography 
  • PT 361 Digital Image
  • PY 253 Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • PY 421 Forensic Psychology
  • SC 205 Social Problems 
  • SC 330 Forensics 
  • SC 331 Deviance and Social Control 
  • SC 332 Sociology of Crime and Criminals 
  • SC 333 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SC 334 Sociology of Policing
  • SC 367 Criminal Justice
  • SC 430 Seminar: Gender and Justice
  • SC 434 Seminar: Women and Deviance 
  • SC 435 Seminar: Forensic Sociology 
  • ST 210 Intro to Statistics 
  • ST 265 Biostatistics 
  • ST 385 Probability and Statistics 
  • TH 368 Fundamental Questions of Morality 
  • WR 301 Writing About Science 
  • WR 325 Professional Writing 
  • WR 326 Technical Writing 

Available Capstone Courses

  • BL 498 Forensic Studies Experience
  • CH 498 Forensic Studies Experience
  • EG 490 Forensic Studies Experience
  • PH 498 Forensic Studies Experience
  • SC 498 Forensic Studies Experience

Students must make arrangements with department chair, academic advisor and/or director of forensic studies program for enrollment into a capstone course.   Note:  Students should ordinarily begin planning capstone courses with by January of junior year.

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Lisa Oberbroekling
Faculty

Lisa Oberbroeckling

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

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