About Us

Forensic science combines natural science and criminal justice. Successful practitioners must have substantial technical expertise and knowledge, critical analytic and thinking abilities, superior communications skills and an awareness of the scientist's ethical responsibilities in the legal process.

Applying knowledge and technology from anthropology, biology and chemistry, forensic scientists interact with the criminal justice system to collect, examine and evaluate criminal evidence. This evidence may include hair, blood and other bodily fluids; tool and tire marks; residue from gunshots; and textile fibers from clothing and other materials.

Students pursuing the BS in Forensic Science at Loyola University Chicago benefit from expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, preparing them for careers in a variety of occupational settings. Apply today!