“Physical evidence can not be intimidated. It does not forget. It sits there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated, and explained.” —Herbert Leon Macdonell
You like to get facts straight — even if they present themselves wrapped around a bloodied knife or spliced between the wheels of a tire. You will do whatever it takes to learn the truth. And as a forensic science and technology major, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to identify hard evidence, interpret its significance, and apply it to criminal and civil investigations and litigations for the integrity of justice and a safe, prosperous society.
Lewis University offers 1 Forensic Science and Technology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 15 Forensic Science and Technology students graduated with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees.
The city may be windy, but you won’t get any blowback for wanting to study at Loyola University. This private Jesuit, Catholic university educates a student body of 16,000 per semester. Their mission states:
“We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University — a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. We are guided by a simple promise: to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.”
As a forensic science major at Loyola University, you’ll be setting yourself up for just that: an extraordinary life. The institute is known for strong health and science programs, so you’ll be well-prepared for a forensic science career with a strong foundation in chemistry, biology, anthropology, physics, mathematics, and criminal justice. And this program boasts an accreditation by the Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), an accreditation that less than twenty bachelor’s programs in the U.S. can claim.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|Lewis University Romeoville, IL||28 : 1||6,359|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL||67 : 1||13,477|
|Kishwaukee College Malta, IL||51 : 1||3,060|