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Forensic Chemistry Certificate - Embedded

The Certificate in Forensic Chemistry is designed to give students the credentials to function in a forensic science laboratory as part of a team to solve legal problems requiring specific training in chemistry. With the proper choice of electives, the certificate can be earned by someone pursuing a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology. The field of Forensic Chemistry is an exciting application of chemistry that helps serve the judicial system of our country. Modern developments in chemical instrumentation allow for detection of trace amounts of chemical evidence and people completing this certificate will be well trained to use these techniques.

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Specific General Education requirements for Forensic Chemistry Certificate:

  • COM 2129 - Public Speaking
  • STAT 3125 - Biostatistics

Required Courses:

  • CHEM 3800 - Forensic Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4300 - Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4310L - Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • CRJU 3320 - Criminal Investigation

  • BIOL 3340 - Microbiology
    or
    BIOL 3338 - Histology

  • CHEM 3398 - Internship
    or
    CHEM 4100 - Directed Applied Research (on a Forensic-Related Topic)
    or
    CHEM 3540L - Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
    or
    CHEM 4120L - Research Methods Laboratory

= Program Total (16 Credit Hours)

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