Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals with the properties and classification of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the energy associated with these changes. Research by chemists increases our knowledge about chemicals and their roles in the natural world, and has led to the discovery and development of new and improved products and advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing and other fields. If you are interested in a rewarding career that provides financial security, promotes self-respect and gives you the opportunity to work on stimulating and breakthrough projects, then a career in chemistry may be right for you.

Students completing this degree option will complete coursework and experiential preparation recommended by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and favored by forensic laboratory directors who make hiring decisions in forensics. Students will earn a chemistry degree while gaining added knowledge, expertise, and experience required to be successful in the world of forensic science.

Chemistry students will…
  • Gain a rigorous foundation in chemistry, science, math and forensic sciences in the context of a broad university education.
  • Interact closely with experienced faculty in and out of the classroom who are recognized for their writing, training, professional affiliations, and expertise.
  • Study in the state-of-the-art, first-rate learning environment provided by the newly renovated Magill Hall of Science, including dedicated forensic science laboratories.
  • Have opportunities to pursue research and scholarship that develop independent thinking and problem solving
  • Connect with a network of forensic science alumni and gain opportunities for mentoring and internships.

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