Forensic science

The forensic science minor has been developed jointly by the Chemistry and Public Justice Departments and is specifically designed for students planning careers related to law and law enforcement. The program strengthens the student's scientific background while, at the same time, giving expertise in the application of science to law.

The program includes two chemistry specific courses. CHE 305, Criminalistic Chemistry, is a survey of scientific techniques in collection, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence arising from a crime incident. CHE 405, Forensic Science, is an in-depth study of methods and techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence in crime lab. In addition, the program offers research opportunities related to forensic science.