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Chemistry Major with Forensic Science Minor

This unique major/minor combination allows students interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation to complete pertinent course work in both the sciences and criminal justice. The forensic science minor may only be pursued in combination with the chemistry major as described below; it may not be combined with any other major.

A forensic laboratory internship is strongly recommended.

The following is an overview of courses associated with this major/minor combination. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Chemistry Major with Forensic Science Minor Core Courses

  • CEM 151 General Chemistry I
  • CEM 152 General Chemistry II
  • CEM 153 General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CEM 154 General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CEM 221 Analytical Chemistry
  • CEM 223 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
  • CEM 232 Organic Chemistry II
  • CEM 233 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CEM 234 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CEM 301 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CEM 332 Biochemistry - Biomolecules and Metabolism
  • CEM 333 Biochemistry - Molecular Genetics and Biosynthesis
  • CEM 401 Physical Chemistry
  • CEM 420 Chemical Instrumentation
  • CEM 431 Molecular Biology Techniques
  • CEM 440 Topics in Chemistry
  • PHA 201 College Physics I
  • PHA 202 College Physics II
  • PHA 203 College Physics Lab I
  • PHA 204 College Physics Lab II
  • MTH 151 Calculus I

NOTE: MTH 152 Calculus II (4) is strongly recommended.

Forensic Science Minor Core Courses

  • CS 110 Computer Information Systems
  • CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 280 Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
  • CJ 290 Search and Seizure
  • CJ 360 Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 430 Crime Scene Investigation
  • BIO 105 Human Biology
  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology - Molecules to Cells
  • BIO 311 Pathophysiology

NOTE: A Forensic Laboratory Internship is strongly recommended.  

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