The B.S. degree in chemistry with forensic science concentration is designed for students who want a chemistry education that concentrates on the rapidly growing field of forensic science. This degree program includes a core chemistry curriculum combined with courses in criminal justice and physics that emphasize evidence collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of physical evidence that will combine breadth of field with depth of understanding.
Program Mission Statement: Our program combines the
core chemistry degree, which is necessary for students to understand the scope,
depth and background of the scientific theory as well as the laboratory skills
necessary to become a forensic scientist, as well as offering several specialized
courses in forensic science in order to give students context in the specifics
of the field.
Some career opportunities for students completing this program include employment in pharmaceutical, biomedical, and forensic science laboratories. Students seeking careers in forensic science may be subject to background checks similar to those required for law enforcement officers as a condition of employment. This program is excellent preparation for graduate study in forensic chemistry and analytical chemistry. The program follows the Forensic Sciences recommended curriculum.
For more information on the Chemistry Program, visit the undergraduate catalog.