Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry

Forensic chemists apply knowledge from chemistry, biology and genetics to analyze evidence found at crime scenes or in the bodies of crime suspects. The forensic chemistry major prepares students to be competitive for entry-level employment in forensic science-related positions while also providing a strong background in chemistry that can lead to other careers. Students can choose either a concentration in criminal justice systems or criminalistics and will have abundant opportunity to engage in hands-on learning and collaborative research with faculty.

Career Opportunities

  • Forensic scientist
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Scientific lab technician
  • Teaching lab technician
  • Police detective