The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science at St. Edward’s University goes beyond the crime scene investigations depicted on television and in movies. Our Forensic Science program includes diverse coursework that prepares students to solve crimes using practical scientific application to criminal cases.
As a forensic science major, you’ll work alongside faculty in the spacious, open-lab environment of the John Brooks Williams Natural Science Building at St. Edward’s. You’ll have access to instrumentation for innovative and collaborative research, and “mock” crime scene rooms that simulate common field experiences.
Forensic Science relies on a balance between practical, applied scientific principles and the law. This combination allows for scientific methodologies to be applied to criminal cases, thus solving more crimes. As a forensic science major, you’ll develop the knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for crime scene processing — including latent fingerprint processing, biological identification, forensic photography, and aspects of death investigations centered on determining the cause and manner of death.