Saint Louis University

A major in forensic science-the interdisciplinary field of study that employs the methods, tools and perspectives of biology, chemistry, anthropology, sociology, physics, mathematics and medicine to achieve a better understanding of the intersection of law and science-places students in a better position to address the scientific basis of civil and criminal law through further legal studies or research. Forensic science is an appropriate major for all students who want to pursue graduate studies or professional work in any scientific or professional field. The interdisciplinary nature of the forensic science major allows interested students to integrate knowledge from courses offered in the chemistry, biology, sociology, statistics and anthropology.

The forensic science major follows the guidelines for accreditation standards of Forensic Sciences Education Accreditation Council (FEPAC).  The option of a major in this fascinating and quickly developing scientific field enables students to compete with the most accomplished and well-educated students in prestigious universities on a national and global level. In addition to diversifying and supplementing the university's academic repertoire, this major enhances the prestige of the university itself through its students.

Understanding the intersection of law and science on a broader level allows individuals to operate more effectively in our legal, political and social systems. Upon completing the major in forensic science, students find themselves not only well versed in scientific methodology but also prepared to dedicate their understanding of law and science across most industries to the service of others.

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