Loyola students develop leadership, administrative and networking skills beyond the classroom through participation in any of Loyola's more than 150 student organizations.
Forensic science majors are encouraged to join the Forensic Science Student Organization (FSSO), a group that organizes tours and forensic science field trips, hosts guest speakers, and works with the faculty of the Forensic Science Program and the Forensic Science Program Advisory Committee to meet the needs and interests of forensic science majors.
In addition, forensic science majors may also participate in the Criminal Justice Organization, which sponsors activities, lectures and social events of interest to students planning careers related to the field. The Criminal Justice Department and its Center for the Advancement of Research, Training and Education (CARTE) also offer symposia that attract criminal justice professionals, and students are encouraged to attend. Examples of symposia topics include:
- Reducing the demand for drugs
- Privatization of public police
- Domestic violence
- Sex offenders
- Organized crime and violence in prisons
Research opportunities and internships for undergraduate students are also available.
Forensic science majors may also join Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), an honor and professional biological society, open to undergraduate students who have completed at least four courses in biological science and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.