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Solving Crimes With Chemistry

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in crime investigation, research and more.

Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry

Offered by: Chemistry

Forensic chemists provide a scientific analysis of evidence gathered at a crime scene. Eyewitness accounts may not be reliable, but your contribution as a forensic scientist provides unbiased facts to be submitted for consideration.

Why Choose Forensic Chemistry?

The major in Forensic Chemistry at SRU will provide you with a strong background in chemistry through small class sizes, high-quality instruction, undergraduate research opportunities, one-on-one work with faculty, and hands-on experience with state of the art instruments.

What Will You Learn?

Coursework for the major in Forensic Chemistry includes Forensic Analysis lecture and laboratory, which provides theory and hands-on laboratory experiences for forensic-related careers. Principles of Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology further enrich your scientific knowledge, while Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Investigations will give you an understanding of what the role of a Forensic Chemist is.

Careers In Forensic Chemistry

The major Forensic Chemistry at SRU will prepare you for a career in federal and state investigation agencies, private investigation firms, graduate school or research institutions, or medicine, pharmacy, and pharmacology.