Forensic Science (Chemistry)
Our concentration in Forensic Science is geared toward students interested in pursuing a career in criminal forensic analysis. Criminalists use scientific methods and procedures, such as DNA analysis, chromatography, and infrared resonance imaging, to analyze evidence in criminal investigations. Our cross-curriculum program is strengthened by the collaboration of several departments, including Chemistry and Physical Science, Biology, and Justice Studies. This full spectrum approach prepares our graduates for entry into this fast-growing field.
Requirements for the major in Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Science
CHE 1510, 1520, 4860 or 4870, and 32 s.h. at the 3000 level or higher that includes CHE 3210, 3220, 3510, 3520, 4100, 4210 or 4220, 4500, and an additional Chemistry elective at the 3000 level or higher (CHE 3100 is highly recommended); MAT 2200, 2310 and 2320; PHY 1510 or 2510 and 1520 or 2520; BIO 1530, 1560, 3070 or 3960, 317 or 3210; JUS 2420, 3090, 3890, 4010, 4200 and 4700.*
* Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Justice Studies and Chemistry department chairs, an appropriate course may replace JUS 4700.