Chemistry: Forensic Science
The nuts and bolts of the field of forensic science are the messy details of a crime scene. 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.
2013-2014 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for Departmental Major with Forensic Science Concentration
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
CHEM2108 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CHEM2114 Chemistry of Fire and Explosives
CHEM3105 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM3106 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM3115 Introduction to Toxicology
CHEM4160 Senior Seminar in Chemistry
Or CHEM4194 Research Internships in the Natural Sciences I
Additional Major Courses: MATH1111 & 1112 (Calculus I and II), PHYS2201 & 2202 (Physics I and II)
A concentration in forensic science gives students the ability to apply scientific principles to the resolution of legal issues and continue on to research labs performing forensic analyses. It provides a good foundation for careers and advanced degree work in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, forensics, molecular or cell biology, or related technology fields.
Learn more about career paths open to students of forensic science through the Emmanuel College Career Center.