Students who pursue the forensic track will be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry while focusing on crime lab applications.

chemistry student with professorCoursework focuses on developing an understanding of how evidence collection and analysis can lead to conclusions about past actions, as well analytical skills that will not destroy trace evidence. Courses such as criminalistics, microscopical methods, and toxicology have been incorporated such that students have the hands-on experience and skills necessary to be competitive in the job market. Students that complete this major will be prepared to seek jobs with local, state, and federal criminalistics labs, as well as with museums and non-profit organizations.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

PSYC 101

3

Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective

3
PHYS 201 or PHYS 211 4

MATH 211

3
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3

MATH 121 or MATH 123

3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

BIOL 112

4

CHEM 381 or ES 390

3
Approved General Education Electives2

3

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 198 1
CHEM 199 1
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
CHEM 299 1
CHEM 330 5
CHEM 331 4
CHEM 401 4

PSCI 499

3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 312 4
CHEM 101 3
CHEM 260  3
CHEM 301 3
CHEM 360 3
Choose two of the following:
BIOL 421
CHEM 311
GEOL 111 
PHYS 202 or PHYS 212 
POLS 217 
POLS 313
6-8
   
Total Major Program Requirements 57-59
Additional Electives 19-27
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses