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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Chemistry, B.S.

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The Forensic Chemistry major is designed to prepare students as professionals through rigorous scientific and forensic experiences necessary for a forensiclaboratory career or related fields and/or to pursue graduate studies in chemistry, forensic science, or law. Program graduates will additionally acquire expertise in scientifically analyzing forensic evidence and in explaining its technical significance in a mock court of law. The Forensic Chemistry degree program follows the guidelines recommended by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and by the Technical Working Group for Education and Training in Forensic Sciences (TWGED).

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Forensic Chemistry must complete a minimum of 131 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Required Courses for Forensic Chemistry Major:

Common Core Requirements (15 credits)

Area Distribution Requirements (24 credits)

  • Area I: Fine Arts and Humanities 6 credit hours
  • Area II: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Area IV: American/Western Civilization and Government 6 credit hours
  • Area V: International Studies/Foreign Language 6 credit hours

Free Electives (12 credits)

Major Requirements (79 credits, 2.0 required in each course)


*Fulfill Area III Distribution Requirements.

Forensic Chemistry Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (31 credits)

Junior Year (34 credits)

Senior Year (33 credits)

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