Loyola University Maryland

Forensic Studies

Class of 2025 and Forward

The minor in forensic studies consists of six courses, one required course and five electives from a variety of disciplines across campus. The minor is not open to forensic studies majors.

Requirements for the minor are as follows:

BL 101 - Introduction to Forensic Science with Lab

Social Science Core

Select one course from the following:
PY 101 - Introductory Psychology
SC 100 -Introduction to Sociology

Math/Science Core

Select one course from the following:
BL 118/119 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology and Lab
BL 121/126 - Organismal Biology and Lab
EC 220 - Business Statistics
ST 110 - Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis or
ST 210 - Introduction to Statistics or
ST 265 - Biostatistics


Select three courses from the list of electives.
Theresa Nguyen

Theresa Nguyen, Ph.D.

Dr. Nguyen attributes her success as a scientist and as a professor to her Jesuit education

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.