Emmanuel’s forensic science concentration gives students the ability to apply scientific principles to the resolution of legal issues and continue on to research labs performing forensic analyses. Our faculty provide a comprehensive curriculum for the concentration in forensic science that encompasses chemistry, biology, psychology, social science and the city streets of Boston.
View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
Requirements for B.S. in Chemistry with Concentration in Forensic Science
- CHEM1101 Principles of Chemistry I And
- CHEM1102 Principles of Chemistry II Or
- CHEM1103 Chemical Perspectives
- CHEM1117 Forensic Chemistry
- CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM2104 Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM2114 Chemistry of Fire and Explosives
- CHEM3105 Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM3106 Physical Chemistry II
- CHEM3108 Instrumental Methods of Anaylsis
- CHEM3115 Introduction to Toxicology
- CHEM4160 Senior Seminar
- MATH1111 Calculus I
- MATH1112 Calculus II
- PHYS2201 Physics I
- PHYS2202 Physics II
Learning Goals & Outcomes
At the completion of the Chemistry degree the student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the sub-disciplines of chemistry including inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry.
- Develop testable chemical hypotheses, design and execute experiments to test the hypotheses, analyze the data, and draw meaningful conclusions.
- Effectively communicate chemical knowledge and research to general and specialized audiences.
- Execute chemical literature searches to assess experimental design, results, and conclusions in scientific scholarly articles.
- Utilize laboratory skills of experimental design, chemical synthesis, purification, data and error analysis, and computational analysis with full regard to safe laboratory practices.
- Follow a high standard of ethics in regard to the scientific method.