Major in Chemistry (BS) – Forensic Science Option
University Requirement -2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.)
Biology – 16 hours
BIOL 1103/1101 University Biology I/Lab
BIOL 3033/3031 Genetics/Lab
BIOL 4502/4512 Molecular Biology/Lab
4 hours of biology elective
Chemistry – 40 hours
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3073/3071 Biochemistry I/Lab
CHEM 4073 Biochemistry II
CHEM 3212/3202 Quantitative Chemical Analysis/Lab
CHEM 3223/3221 Instrumental Analysis/Lab
CHEM 4173 Forensic Chemistry
CHEM 4403/4401 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics/Lab
CHEM 4413/4411 Physical Chemistry: Quantum and Kinetics/Lab
CHEM 3051 Junior Seminar-Chemistry
CHEM 4051 Senior Seminar-Chemistry
Mathematics – 10 hours
MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
MATH 1525 Calculus I
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2103/2101 College Physics II/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Criminal Justice -12 hours
CRJU 2003 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 3023 Criminal Evidence and Procedures
CRJU 3033 Criminal Investigation
CRJU 3183 Statistics (or equivalent)
Electives -8 hours
University electives may be used but not exceed 6 hours of the 8 total elective hours.
College of Science and Engineering electives 6-8 hours.
No minor is required in this major.
This degree program is for students interested in the world of forensic science. The degree provides students with an excellent foundation in chemistry along with a stellar preparation in forensic science. Potential paths for students range from work in a forensic laboratory to pursuing an advanced degree in forensic chemistry.
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Our graduates have the knowledge to make informed and ethical scientific decisions.
- Our graduates utilize appropriate quantitative skills in making decisions.
- Our graduates demonstrate the information literacy required for scientific study.
- Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the physical sciences to be successful.
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