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Forensic Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) 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 Forensic Science dynamic field at Loyola University Chicago.
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Overview

Students pursuing the BS in Forensic Science degree at Loyola University Chicago 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

Accreditation

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
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 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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Funding

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