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Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals with the properties and classification of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the energy associated with these changes. Research by chemists increases our knowledge about chemicals and their roles in the natural world and has led to the discovery and development of new and improved products and advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing and other fields. Those interested in a rewarding career that provides financial security, promotes self-respect and offers the opportunity to work on stimulating and breakthrough projects, should consider a career in chemistry.

Students completing this degree option will complete coursework and experiential preparation recommended by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and favored by forensic laboratory directors who make hiring decisions. Students earn a chemistry degree while gaining added knowledge, expertise and experience required to be successful in the world of forensic science.

Chemistry students will…
  • Gain a rigorous foundation in chemistry, science, math and forensic sciences in the context of a broad university education.
  • Interact closely with experienced faculty who are recognized for their writing, training, professional affiliations and expertise.
  • Study in the state-of-the-art, first-rate learning environment provided by the newly renovated Magill Hall of Science, including dedicated forensic science laboratories.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct research that helps develop independent thinking and problem solving.
  • Connect with a network of forensic science alumni and gain opportunities for mentoring and internships.
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