2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Forensic Science (BS)

Loyola's strong reputation in the sciences, along with its successful track record in preparing students for the health professions, enables forensic science graduates to begin highly successful careers in this dynamic field.

The Program is fully accredited by The Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).  Learn more about FEPAC on their website.

This major combines coursework from biology, chemistry, criminal justice, mathematics, physics, in addition to forensic science courses.

Program Content and Sensitive Topics

The Forensic Science Program curriculum, by its very nature, includes sensitive topics such as drug overdose, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, postmortem forensic toxicology, homicides, and other violent crime.  Our faculty endeavor to handle these topics with the appropriate respect, professionalism, gravity, and discretion.  However, students should be aware that these and other topics involving criminal behavior are covered in numerous courses throughout the curriculum.  Some courses also include in-depth discussion and case studies.