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Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry Curriculum:


CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
Bachelor of Science
FORENSIC   (Concentration)
(revised May 14, 2012)

Course Number Course Name Hrs. Prerequisites (P)
Co-requisite (C)
FRESHMAN YEAR
FYE 101 First Year Experience 1  
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 3  
CHEM 113 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM 111 (C)
BIOL 113/115 Principles of Biology Lecture/Lab 4  
ENG 101 Freshman Composition I 3  
MATH 153 Calculus I 3  
       
FYE 102 First Year Experience 1 FYE 101 (P)
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 3 CHEM 111 (P)
CHEM 114 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM 112 (C)
BIOL 114/116 Principles of Biology Lecture/Lab 4 BIOL 113 (P)
ENG 102 Freshman Composition II 3 ENG 101 (P)
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3  
MATH 154 Calculus II 3 MATH 153 (P)
  TOTAL 33  
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry 3 CHEM 112 (P)
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM 223 (C)
CJ 202 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3  
ART 210 Introduction to the Fine & Performing Arts 3  
ENG 200 World Literature 3  ENG 102     (P)
MATH 273 Probability & Statistics I 3  
       
HIST 101 Western Civilization 3  
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry 3 CHEM 223 (P)
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM 224 (C)
CHEM 230 Quantitative Analysis Lecture 3 CHEM 112 (P)
CHEM 232 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 2 CHEM 230 (C)
FCHE 202 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry 1 CHEM 111 (P)
  Foreign Language 3  
GET 300 Rising Junior Examination 0  
  TOTAL 32  
 
JUNIOR YEAR
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry 3 CHEM 230/232 MATH 154 (P)
CHEM 343 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM 341 (C)
PHYS 153/153L General Physics I 4 MATH 153 (P)
  Foreign Language 3  
SOC 101 Intro to the Social Sciences 3  
CJ 211 Criminal Investigation 3  
CS 206 Programming in C++ 3  
PHYS 154/154L General Physics II 4 PHYS 153 (P)
FCHE 302 Physical Methods in Forensic Chemistry 2 CHEM 232 (P)
CHEM 461 Biochemistry 3 CHEM 224 (P)
HIST 104 Modern World History 3  
  TOTAL 32  
 
SENIOR YEAR
FCHE 455 Forensic Internship (Summer Semester) 4 FCHE 302 (P)
CHEM 430 Instrumental Analysis Lecture 2 CHEM 342 (P)
CHEM 432 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 CHEM 224/230(P)
CJ 496 Special Topics in Justice/Ethics 3  
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3  
ENG 207 Intro to Technical Writing 3  
CHEM 462 Biochemistry / Molecular Biology 3 CHEM 461 (P) CHEM 464 (C)
CHEM 464 Biochemistry / Molecular Biology Lab 1 SHEM 461 (P) CHEM 462 (C)
  Free and Science Electives* 1  
  TOTAL 23  
  GRAND TOTAL 120  

 
*Recommended Science Electives: All electives must be approved by advisor and department head.
CHEM 342, 344; CHEM 410; CHEM 434; NUR 205; BIOL 207; or BIOL 305

One (1) hour of free elective is being requested to be added in the senior year. This will give a total of 120 credit hours which aligns with the state mandated credit hours required for the program.