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The B.S. Forensic Science - Chemistry degree at the Forensic Science Institute combines a degree in Forensic Science with a degree in Chemistry. This program is FEPAC accredited. The block of specialized instruction in forensic science includes Forensic Chemistry & Lab, Forensic Microscopy & Lab, and Forensic Toxicology & Lab. These courses along with additional courses in Crime Scene Processing, Criminal Procedures, and a comprehensive curriculum in Chemistry prepares the student to enter a graduate degree program or a training program in a forensic or chemistry laboratory.


Curriculum

To complete the program, you have to complete another major in addition to 32 hours in the Forensic Science undergraduate program. You can earn either a dual degree or, if you already have a Bachelor's degree, you can earn the Chemistry degree by completing the 32 hours in our program.

Degree Sheet

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The Forensic Science Institute offers a limited number of scholarships and assistantships to Forensic Science students.  Students may begin applying for scholarships the spring semester of their first year to be applied the following school year.

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Career Opportunities

Forensic Science - Chemistry career opportunities include:

  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Toxicologist
  • Forensic Laboratory technician
  • Analytical Laboratory technician
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Entry into a law enforcement academy 
  • Forensic Pathologist (after completion of medical school)

Community Opportunities

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