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. Lecture: 3 units. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-D
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-C
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 123

CHE115L General Chemistry I Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in General Chemistry I and introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 115. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

CHE115L-G
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-H
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-C
Haynes, Stacy E.
09/07/2021 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 240
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-J
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 Th 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-K
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-I
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 W 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-G
Haynes, Stacy E.
01/10/2022 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-B
Haynes, Stacy E.
01/10/2022 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-F
Rigsby, Emily M.
01/10/2022 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235

CHE125 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE 115 - General Chemistry I 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 and 115L. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B219
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
CHE125-A
Tsai, Jones
05/09/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM TBA

CHE125L General Chemistry II Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in CHE 125 - General Chemistry II and continue to introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments, and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115L. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 125. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 F 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 W 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 F 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 240
CHE125L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2022 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-A
Tsai, Jones
05/09/2022 T 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236

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-E
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
SCI205-D
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
SCI205-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
SCI205-B
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
SCI205-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123

Upper Division Requirements

CHE321 QuantitativeChemclAnalysisWthLab

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

CHE321-B
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/07/2021 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B251
CHE321-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B251

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. Lab: 2 units. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: CHE 321. (4 units; Spring)

CHE470-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2022 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

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.
09/07/2021 M 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor OFFC