BS in Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry

The forensic chemistry emphasis prepares a student for work in a forensic laboratory. A forensic chemist is a professional chemist who analyzes evidence that is brought in from crime scenes and reaches a conclusion based on tests run on that piece of evidence. Classes deal with fingerprint and bloodstain pattern analysis, chemical trace analysis, impression evidence, etc. as well as criminal law. Job opportunities in the area of forensic chemistry are excellent.

In obtaining this degree, students will learn how to:

  • Use modern scientific instruments and interpret results
  • Apply principles used in chemistry to solve everyday problems
  • Think analytically
  • Use problem solving skills
  • Categorize information
  • Apply learned math skills
  • Develop laboratory skills

Check the printed catalog for specific degree requirements.

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.