Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry and the M.S. in Forensic Science

The First Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)

  • CH 111 Conceptual Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • EN 101 Thought and Expression I (4 credits)
  • BI 101 General Biology I (4 credits)
  • A First-Year Seminar course (4 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

  • BI 102 General Biology II (4 credits)
  • CH 112 Conceptual Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MA 201 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • A University Seminar (4 credits)

The Second Year

Fall Semester (19 credits)

  • PH 211 Conceptual Physics I (4 credits)
  • CH 201 Organic Chemistry I: Structures, Mechanisms and Reactions (4 credits)
  • BI 204 Genetics (4 credits)
  • MA 202 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • A Creative Expressions (Area of Inquiry) course (3 credits)

Spring Semester (20 credits)

  • PH 212 Conceptual Physics II (4 credits)
  • CH 202 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CH 203 Equilibrium and Analysis (4 credits)
  • A Global Connections (Intellectual Practices requirement) course (4 credits)
  • A Writing for Physical Sciences course (4 credits)

The Third Year

Fall Semester (20 credits)

  • CH 407 Polymers and Biopolymers (4 credits)
  • CH 301 Physical Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • BI 325 Cell Biology (4 credits)
  • A Modern Language course (4 credits)
  • A University Seminar (4 credits)

Spring Semester (18 credits)

  • CH 305 Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CH 302 Physical Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • A Global Connections Experience (4 credits)
  • A Global Connections Reflection course (2 credits)
  • A Modern Language course (4 credits)

The Fourth Year

Fall Semester (8 undergraduate credits; 12 graduate credits)

  • CH 403 Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • CH 404 Instrumental Methods of Analysis I (4 credits)
  • FS 518 Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction (2 credits)
  • FS 519 Pattern Evidence Analysis (2 credits)
  • FS 533 Quality Management in Forensic Science (1 credit)
  • FS 540 Statistical Analysis and Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • FS 570 Criminal Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • FS 561 Forensic Science Symposium (1 credit)

Spring Semester (8 undergraduate credits, 10 graduate credits)

  • BI 333 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • CH 490 Chemistry Capstone (4 credits)
  • CH 504 General Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • FS 530 Forensic Serology¬† (3 credits)
  • FS 535 Forensic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FS 515 Research Methods (1 credit)

The Fifth Year

Fall Semester (17 graduate credits)

  • FS 525 Forensic Toxicology (3 credits)
  • FS 531 Human Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • FS 536 Advanced Forensic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • FS 512 Trace Analysis (3 credits)
  • FS 562a Forensic Science Communications I (1 credit)
  • FS 596 Research Project in Forensic Science (4 credits) or FS 597 Research Project in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits) or FS 598 Research Project in Forensic Biology (4 credits)

Spring Semester (18 graduate credits)

  • FS 596 Research Project in Forensic Science (4 credits) or FS 597 Research Project in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits) or FS 598 Research Project in Forensic Biology (4 credits)
  • FS 520 Moot Court (1 Credit)
  • FS 562b Forensic Science Communications II (1 credit)
  • FS 586 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Biology (4 credits)
  • FS 587 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Chemistry (4 credits)
  • FS 588 Graduate Practicum in Forensic Toxicology (4 credits)
    or FS 583 Graduate Internship in Forensic Science (12 credits)
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