Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Master of Science in Forensic Pattern Analysis Learning Aims

  1. Students will master current factual content, concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends of different subfields of forensic pattern evidence.
  2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in communicating effectively in a variety of formats, including verbal, written, and symbolic channels, relevant to forensic investigation and presentations in the judicial system.
  3. Students will develop an understanding of the moral and ethical issues surrounding crime and forensic investigation.
  4. Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of major concepts and techniques used in subfields of forensic pattern evidence 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.
  5. Students will demonstrate core competencies in fingerprint techniques associated with crime scene processing and laboratory comparisons testing.
Rebecca Brogan
Faculty

Rebecca Brogan, Ph.D.

Rebecca Brogan, Ph.D., teaches biology at Loyola and enjoys collaborating with other faculty on research

Biology
Students measure drops of blood for a lab assignment.
Course Snapshot

Exploring Biology 101: Introduction to Forensic Science

Learn about the field of forensics and acquire the lab techniques needed to conduct crime scene investigations.