Loyola University Maryland

Department of Forensic Science

Minor Requirements for the 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.
Robert Pond

Rob Pond, Ph.D.

This engineering professor is particularly passionate about getting women involved in the field

Student and forensics professor reviewing an experiment

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.