This major prepares students for employment in forensic science and criminal investigation laboratories or for applying to graduate forensic chemistry programs. Forensic chemistry deals with the application of chemistry to criminal investigation. A forensic scientist, specializing in the area of chemical analysis of forensic evidence, will require a strong background in the different methods of laboratory analysis and must be able to effectively communicate the findings of the laboratory analyses in lab reports and in the courtroom. The curriculum provides a strong theoretical and experimental background in chemistry, analytical chemistry techniques and modern instrumentation. Students in this program also develop skills in areas such as criminal investigation, criminal law and procedure, evidence collection and communication.