Program Overview

Coursework for this degree is rigorous. Undergraduates complete the equivalent of a minor in chemistry, a minor in biology, intensive math and physics courses, as well as the Forensic Sciences curriculum. Our program is one of only a few programs in the nation that are require this depth of knowledge in the sciences for a B.S. in Forensic Sciences degree.

Video: Forensic Sciences Program

Program Information

Hands-On Experience:

Our outstanding senior-year internship program provides a year of hands-on experience in a specific forensic science specialty of the student's choice, under the direct supervision of a recognized expert in that area.

Small Class Sizes and Personal Mentoring

Classes are small at Chaminade, with a student-to-faculty ratio of about 11:1. Because of the smaller class sizes, faculty and students are able to build a working relationship. Faculty are helpful and provide assistance to students if needed. We take an interest in the progress of the individual student throughout the forensics program. As we get to know our students, we assist them with career choices and research opportunities. The forensic sciences are an eclectic grouping of sub-disciplines, and we can guide the student into the area best suited to their interests and abilities.

Dusting for fingerprints
Examining a skull

Forensic Sciences


For inquiries please contact:

David Carter, Ph.D.
Director of Forensic Sciences
Tel: (808) 739-8352
Henry Hall 5

The Forensic Sciences Department is part of the
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics