Forensic Chemistry

(New major replacing Forensic Sciences – effective Fall 2011.)

Major in Forensic Chemistry – 71 credits minimum
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated and a grade of C- or better is required in all Pre-Requisites.

 

Required in the Major:  

CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-132: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-215: Organic Chemistry I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-216: Organic Chemistry II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-241: Toxicology

CHEM-301: Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)

CHEM-303: Instrumental Analysis (5 credits)

CHEM-307: Biochemistry I (5 credits)

CHEM-308: Biochemistry II (3 credits)

CHEM-314: Physical Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM-401: Internship in Forensic Chemistry

CHEM-498: Senior Seminar in Chemistry

One additional course (3 – 5 credits) in Chemistry chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

 

Also required:  

BIOL-111: Principles of Biology I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

Choice of:

  • MATH-203: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (WOK: Problem Solving)
    AND
  • MATH-204: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (WOK: Problem Solving)
    OR
  • MATH-211: Calculus and Modern Analysis I (WOK: Problem Solving)
    AND
  • MATH-212: Calculus and Modern Analysis II (WOK: Problem Solving)

MATH-262: Probability and Statistics (WOK: Problem Solving)

PHYS-121: Principles of Physics I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

PHYS-122: Principles of Physics II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

 

Recommended but not required:  

CRJU-223: Criminal Law (WOK: Behavioral)

 

Recommended for students considering graduate school in Chemistry:  

CHEM-313: Physical Chemistry I

CHEM-340: Inorganic Chemistry

 

Sample Bachelor of Science: Forensic Chemistry Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation)
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

14/15* 

Year Two Fall 

14/15* 

Year Three Fall 

16 

Year Four Fall 

16 

BIOL-111 (4 cr)
CHEM-131 (4 cr)
ENGL-101
MATH-203/211
FYIN-100*
CHEM-215 (4 cr)
GLST-201
MATH-262
PHYS-121 (4 cr)
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
CHEM-301 (5 cr)
CHEM-307 (5 cr)
ETHS-201
Minor #1 or elective
CHEM-241
CHEM-314 (4 cr)
WOK or elective (WI)
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

16 

Year Two Spring 

15/16* 

Year Three Spring 

15/16* 

Year Four Spring 

13 

CHEM-132 (4 cr)
ILAR-101
MATH-204/212
RLST-104
Language 103
CHEM-216 (4 cr)
PHYS-122 (4 cr)
PSPK-101
RLST-2XX
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
CHEM-303 (5 cr)
CHEM-308 (4 cr)
CHEM-401
Minor #2 or elective
FYIN-101* with Internship
CHEM-498
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective
Elective (1 cr)

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120