Forensic Science

BACHELOR’S IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

BACHELOR’S IN
FORENSIC SCIENCE

FORENSIC SCIENCE

 

Using Science to
Help Serve Justice.
Using Science to Help Serve Justice.

More than any other time in history, science can be used to catch criminals, clear the innocent, and ensure that justice is served. Maryville University’s program in forensic science trains students to play a critical role in the criminal justice system.

The forensic science program combines a strong background in the physical sciences with the real-life aspects of forensic science. Maryville’s small class sizes and laboratory sessions ensure that students get hands-on experience with procedures and instruments, allowing them to examine actual forensics cases first-hand.

 

FORENSIC SCIENCE STUDENT

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

 

WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville University students focus on experiential learning as forensic science majors

Maryville’s Forensic Science degree program offers hands-on, on-site projects as an important part of the learning experience. Lab work is completed in exciting professional environments, such as the Library of Congress.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

students working in a forensic science lab

Forensic science major students are prepared for jobs in either biology or chemistry, and they work in forensic science or analytical labs. Recently, students interned and worked at these organizations:

• St. Charles County Crime Lab
• American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

 

 

FORENSIC SCIENCE STUDENT

 

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

Kaylee Fox“When you come to Maryville for forensic science you can expect to be welcomed into a close-knit group of budding scientists who are following similar goals but are so different at the same time.”
-Kaylee Fox, ’20

Regan Strinni“The faculty are amazing. They’re very helpful and provide us with many opportunities related to the field for us to partake in.”
-Haneen Butt, ’21

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THE BIG PICTURE

Although on track to grow faster than most other fields, careers in forensic science are expected to increase by only 2,600 new jobs in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Competition for these jobs will be fierce, with the edge going to those who have completed a specialized program in forensic science.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$97,200

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MEDIAN

$58,230


JOB GROWTH

17%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

2,600 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

57
%
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
29
%
STATE GOVERNMENT
  3
%
MEDICAL LABS

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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