Forensic Sciences


Chaminade University offers three credentials in forensic sciences education, a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (MSFS), a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Sciences (BSFS), and a Minor in Forensic Sciences.

Mission and Objectives

To provide students with the skills to advance justice through the application of science

and technology. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program in Forensic Sciences, students will have demonstrated use of:

  • The scientific method as it is used in a forensic context,
  • Quality assurance programs, to include the legal system, ethics, and professional practice in the forensic sciences
  • Knowledge from disciplines that comprise the forensic sciences, and
  • Techniques used for the recognition, documentation, and analysis of physical evidence.

Career Options

A Bachelor of Science in Forensic Sciences prepares students to build a career in a crime laboratory or investigations, and provides an excellent basis for further studies in the forensic sciences at the graduate level. The BS in Forensic Sciences also provides an excellent basis for students building a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, and veterinary medicine.

Advantages of our Forensic Sciences degree programs

  • Integrates the practical (laboratory experience, investigative experience, internships) with academic (basic sciences, criminal justice);
  • Small class size;
  • Hands-on experience with current techniques;
  • Encourages individual research and cooperates with other research and investigative agencies;

Encourages and prepares students to pursue professional and graduate degrees.

Contact Us

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division
Phone: (808) 440-4204
Location: Wesselkamper 116