Forensic Sciences Option in Chemistry Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in chemistry and for entry into the chemistry track or crime scene investigation track of the forensic sciences master's program. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement. Courses with one or more pre-or co-requisites are listed in the course description.

Major Requirements:

CHEM 115

CHEM 115L

CHEM 115S

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I Laboratory

General Chemistry I SoLVE

CHEM 116

CHEM 116L

CHEM 116S

General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II Laboratory

General Chemistry II SoLVE

CHEM 210

CHEM 210L

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 211

CHEM 211L

Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 213

Electronic Literature Searching

CHEM 310

CHEM 310L

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 320

CHEM 320L

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

BIOCH 327

BIOCH 327L

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Laboratory

CHEM 410

CHEM 410L

Instrumental Analysis

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

CHEM 431

CHEM 431L

Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics

Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics Laboratory

CHEM 432

CHEM 432L

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics Laboratory

FSCI 101

Survey of Forensic Science

FSCI 400

Senior Forensic Science Seminar

FSCI 655

Practicum Rotations

One CHEM elective selected from the following list:

CHEM 330 and 330L

Advanced Organic Chemistry and Laboratory

CHEM 340

Medicinal and Drug Chemistry

CHEM 365

Independent Laboratory Research in Chemistry

CHEM 427

Advanced Biochemistry

Secondary Requirements:

ART 540

Forensic Photography*

BIO 113

BIO 113L

General Biology I*

General Biology Laboratory*

MATH 220

Calculus I*

MATH 221

Calculus II*

MATH 140 or

MATH 210 or MATH 235

Basic Statistics

Statistics and Probability

Statistical Methods

PHIL 415

Professional Ethics*

PHYS 215

Physics I with Calculus*

PHYS 216

Physics II with Calculus*

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology*

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar