Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Learning Aims

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

  1. Students will master current factual content, concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends of different subfields of forensic studies.
  2. 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.
  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 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.
Christopher Thompson
Faculty

Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson sees the combination of service-based learning and Jesuit values at Loyola preparing students to be leaders of change

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.