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Forensic Science - Lab, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Prepare scientific analysis for the court of law. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science at Saint Edward’s University prepares students to take on roles in the preparation of scientific work to be presented in courts of law.
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Forensic science is the application of science as it applies to law. This work is academically challenging, intellectually stimulating, and demands accurate, methodical, and detail-driven work. Coursework from a diverse range of disciplines provides an engaging field of study with broad application. In this major at Saint Edward’s University you will:

  • Utilize scientific methodologies
  • Learn about legal and ethical protocols
  • Receive hands-on opportunities to recognize, collect, document, and preserve forensic evidence
  • Acquire field experience at crime scene

In the Forensic Science with Laboratory Emphasis program, you will develop a thorough understanding of science and knowledge about law needed to be an expert witness in criminal cases. You’ll focus on upper-level science courses designed to teach you to how to apply scientific methodologies to evidence found at crime scenes.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Professional Practica in Forensic Science
  • Principles of Science and Law
  • Death Investigations
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Human Genetics
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The BS in Forensic Science with a lab emphasis requires 75 - 77 hours from math, physics, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics and forensic science.

Electives: 12 - 14 additional hours of elective courses are required and come from biology, chemistry, criminal justice, math, or forensic science.

General Education Requirements: 57 hours of general education coursework is required for the major

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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