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Forensic Chemistry: A New Option for Chemistry Majors

Date: May 11, 2015

forensic chemistry v2The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Program in Criminal Justice have created a new option for chemistry majors: Forensic Chemistry. It will be available for the first time starting in the fall of 2015. The option is intended for undergraduate students with a strong career interest forensic science.

The option consists of courses offered by in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and by the Program in Criminal Justice. It includes a year-long sequence in Forensic Science and an advanced laboratory in Instrumental analysis. The aim of the program is to ensure that students who complete it will be technically competent, well versed in the scientific principles that underlie their work, and well informed about the societal and institutional criminal justice settings in which they do it.

Students may sign up for the program by choosing a newly created track of the chemistry major. All the courses required for the Option in Forensic Chemistry are shown in the table below. The schedule suggested is the most efficient, but not the only possible path to graduation.

forensic chemistry chart

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