Forensic Science – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Maryville’s curriculum follows the American Academy of Forensic Science guidelines – a robust and strict curriculum that offers students several options. Forensic students are also required to take a minimum of six credit hours offered in law, criminal law, evidence, legal ethics and other relevant courses.

Maryville’s small classroom sizes and laboratory sessions mean you’ll get hands-on work with the instrumentation. You’ll then be able to conduct the analysis from beginning to end and generate some conclusions.

If you’re interested in science, but are not sure what you want to do with it, Maryville’s Forensic Science with a Biology Concentration or Forensic Science with Chemistry Concentration gives you another option with a strong science background.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.