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 with Lab

Structure and behavior of inorganic matter and a mathematical treatment of chemical systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-B
Diaz Osterman, Carlos J.
05/06/2019 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
Diaz Osterman, Carlos J.
05/06/2019 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-L
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2019 F 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-K
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2019 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-E
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
CHE115-J
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2019 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-C
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-D
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-I
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2019 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-F
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-H
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE115-G
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2019 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
CHE115-P
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2019 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-O
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2019 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-N
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2019 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110

CHE125 General Chemistry II with Lab

A continuation of Chemistry 115, including qualitative inorganic analysis. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115. (4 units; Spring)

CHE125-B
Johnson, Steven L.
07/01/2019 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE125-A
Johnson, Steven L.
07/01/2019 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/03/2019 F 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258
CHE125-B
Hu, Ying
09/03/2019 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258

SCI205 Intro to Forensic Science w/Lab

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)

Upper Division Requirements

CHE321 Analytical Chemistry with Lab

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.
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B218

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)

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. (4 units; Fall odd)

CHE475-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2019 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Instructor OFFC