Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
Forensic Chemists specialize in the laboratory analysis of physical evidence associated with crime scenes including blood, DNA, body fluids, blood alcohol, poisons and illicit drugs, and other toxicological matters. Instrumentation is vital to forensic chemistry and is stressed throughout the concentration. This program prepares students for graduate studies in chemistry fields or to work in a laboratory setting.
In addition to the required departmental core classes the following courses are specifically required for the concentration in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology.
Concentration Required Courses
(8 courses: 24 credits)
CHEM 230 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 331/332 Biochemistry I & Lab
CHEM 333/334 Instrumental Analysis & Lab
CHEM 335/336 Spectral Interpretation & Lab
*Plus a minimum of 19 additional credit hours in elective courses.
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