Degree Requirements | Chemistry (B.S.)

Forensics Concentration

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Forensics Concentration)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    PHYS 1062  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  Humanities Elective5  6
Mathematics    Literature  3
MATH 21142,4 4  Social Sciences  
MATH 21242,4 4  Social Sciences Elective5  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS 1083 3  Arts Elective5 3
PHYS 1061 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
BIOS 1081 1  CHEM 2025  3
BIOS 2114 4  CHEM 2117  3
CHEM 1000 1  CHEM 2217  3
CHEM 1007 1  Computer Programming Elective6  3
CHEM 1008 1  PHYS 10637  1
CHEM 1017 3  PHYS 10658  1
CHEM 1018 3  General Electives  14
CHEM 2017 1    
    Total 453
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 2000  1  CHEM 3411  3
CHEM 3018  3  CHEM 4000  0
CHEM 3027  3  Advanced Chemistry Elective9  3
CHEM 3094  4    
CHEM 3218  1    
CHEM 3310  3    
    Total 21
Forensics Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 1110  3  CHEM 4110  3
CHEM 3110  3  MATH 2314  3
CHEM 4030  3    
    Total 15
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
Additional Requirements
 Minimum grade of C in all science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)
POLI 2450 is recommended. An internship in forensics is highly recommended (if used to receive internship credit, CHEM 3091 may satisfy the CHEM 3094 requirement). BIOS 3453 and 4114 are recommended for students interested in DNA analysis.

This degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The department is authorized to certify that graduating students have completed a bachelor's degree meeting the ACS guidelines.

  1.  "C" or better required
  2. 6 credits of Math satisfy the General Education requirements.
  3.  Includes 2 credits of Math listed in General Education Requirements section.
  4.  Completion of MATH 2111 and MATH 2112 also fulfills all the math requirements for the BS degree.
  5.  Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement.
  6.  The programming requirement can be fulfilled by CSCI 1201, 1203, 1205, 1581/1583 or CHEM 2310.
  7.  PHYS 1033 can be used to replace PHYS 1063.
  8.  PHYS 1034 can be used to replace PHYS 1065.
  9.  Must be taken from the following: CHEM 3096, 3610, 3710, 4210, 4310, 4311, 4410, 4510, 4511; BIOS 4103, 4113, 4153, 4334, 4490 (approval required); 4713; 3 cr. hr. must be at the 4000 level.