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Forensic Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Chicago, IL, United States
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
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Students pursuing the BS in Forensic Science degree gain:

  • A broad range of knowledge and skills in chemistry and biology
  • An understanding of the criminal justice system and rules of evidence
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Technical expertise and analytic reasoning abilities

This major combines coursework from anthropology, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, mathematics and physics


The Program is fully accredited by The Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), one of less than twenty BS Programs in the US.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Pattern Evidence and lab
  • Human Osteology
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Forensic Molecular Biology with Lab
  • General Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis with lab
  • Organic Chemistry with labs
  • Physical Biochemistry for the Biological Sciences
  • Instrumental Analysis with lab
  • College Physics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit your online application
  • Ask your high school to send us your official transcript
  • Arrange to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to us
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Submit your standardized test scores
  •  If applicable, submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically
  • Upon admission, pay your enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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