Forensic Chemistry Minor

A minor in forensic chemistry provides a foundational in both chemistry and forensic science which, along with knowledge of analytical chemistry, culminates in the study to forensic chemistry. This minor can complement a major in the biological sciences for students who plan to pursue a career as a professional criminalist but will not suffice as a stand-alone preparation for most forensic science careers.

Lower Division Requirements

CHE115 General Chemistry I

A study of inorganic chemical systems including properties of atoms, molecules and ions, composition of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, electronic structure of elements, chemical bonding and molecular geometry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/13/2020 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
CHE115-B
Tsai, Jones
01/13/2020 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
CHE115-C
Tsai, Jones
01/13/2020 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
CHE115-G
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE115-F
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE115-H
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE115-E
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE115-I
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE115-M
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE115-I
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
CHE115-E
Suzuki, Satoru
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 123
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 123

CHE125 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE115 including the study of inorganic chemical systems including liquids and solids, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture (3 units). Prerequisite: CHE 115. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125-I
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 F 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CHE125-G
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 Th 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CHE125-H
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 Th 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CHE125-J
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2020 F 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/13/2020 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B220
CHE125-B
Hu, Ying
01/13/2020 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B220
CHE125-K
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2020 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
CHE125-D
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
CHE125-F
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
CHE125-E
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
CHE125-A
Tsai, Jones
05/11/2020 T 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Yeager Center B222
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 124
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 123

SCI205 Intro to Forensic Science wthLab

In this course students will integrate and apply concepts from a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, etc., to the study of forensic science. The theoretical foundations of common forensic science techniques will be covered along with applications to specific forensic scenarios. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Spring)

SCI205-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/13/2020 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
SCI205-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/13/2020 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
SCI205-B
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/13/2020 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
SCI205-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/11/2021 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
SCI205-B
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/11/2021 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
SCI205-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/11/2021 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202

Upper Division Requirements

CHE321 QuantitativeChemclAnalysisWthLab

A survey of separation and quantitation principles and methods. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 125. (4 units; Fall)

CHE321-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/08/2020 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250

CHE470 Instrumental Analysis

This course is a study of instrumental methods of analysis including spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electrochemical techniques with emphasis on the theory, design and applications of various instruments. Lecture (2 units) and required laboratory (2 units). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 321. (4 units; Spring, even years)

CHE470-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/13/2020 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36B

CHE475 Forensic Chemistry with Lab

This course builds on the students' criminalistics and chemistry foundation to study advanced topics in forensic chemistry. Topics studied are in the areas of: metrology including statistics, quality control, and sampling; chemical foundations including equilibria, partitioning, and instrumentation; drugs and poisons; combustion including explosives and firearms; and materials including colorants, polymers, inks, paints, fibers, and paper. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 470 and SCI 205. (4 units; Fall, odd years)

CHE475-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/08/2020 F 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR