马会论坛

120
Credit Hours
2
Tracks

Degree

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Forensic Science at 马会论坛’s

Forensic Science is the application of science to the law. It relies on the physical and behavioral sciences for investigating and solving crimes and examining physical trace evidence. Forensic Science is an exciting field and one of the country’s fastest-growing job markets.

Program of Study

The Forensic Science program gives students a comprehensive foundation in the natural and physical sciences, criminology and professional ethics.

Students also engage in forensic science research and internship opportunities that further prepare them to be highly proficient forensic science practitioners upon graduation.

  • Degree Plans

    The Forensic Science program in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology offers two degree options:

    The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science:

  • Highlighted Courses

    Forensic Science majors take Criminology, Chemistry and Biology courses to build the scientific foundation for the program and choose from a variety of upper-division Forensic Science courses including:

    • Forensic Chemistry
    • Forensic Microscopy
    • Forensic Osteology
    • Forensic Pharmacology
    • Forensic Science Quality Assurance
    • Forensic Toxicology
    • Survey of Forensic Science

$63,832
Median annual earnings for Forensic Science Technicians
+11.68%
Expected change of employment demand for Forensic Science Technicians over the next 10 years
100%
of students participate in internships


What can I do with a degree in Forensic Science?

Career Opportunities

A degree in Forensic Science with either a Biology or Chemistry option prepares students for admission into graduate programs or careers in Forensic Science. Career opportunities include:

  • Arson technician
  • Crime lab technician
  • Criminalist
  • DNA analyst
  • Documents examiner
  • Drug analyst
  • Forensic science technician
  • Forensic toxicologist

Internship Opportunities

Our students have gained internships in places such as:

  • Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL)
  • Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University
  • Local private forensic science laboratories
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Public Defenders Office

During my time at 马会论坛’s University, the professors have been extremely encouraging and helpful. The Forensic Science program offers an experience through hands-on training while establishing networks with people in the field.鈥

Janae Hughes
Forensic Science with Biology major


Outside the Classroom

Science Living Community

Students majoring in any science 鈥 from Physics to Computer Science, Biology to Engineering 鈥 can join the Science Living Community. Members live together and can participate in a variety of programs throughout the year.


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