Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 03, 2020  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, Concentration in Forensic Science, BA

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CIP Code: 40.051

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.



Major Requirements

Required Natural Sciences General Education Courses

Chemistry Courses

(beyond CHEM 143+142)

Total: 30 Hours

Required Chemistry (CHEM) Courses

Total: 22-24 Hours

Chemistry Electives

(at least two courses from the following):

Total: 6-9 Hours

Required Criminal Justice (CRJS) courses:

Total: 18 Hours

Criminal Justice Elective

(at least one course from the following):

Total: 3 Hours

1See the catalog section on Senior Permission  for information on earning graduate credit for this course.

Required Communications (COMM) course:

Total: 3 Hours

Required Physics (PHYS) courses:

Total: 8 Hours

Total: 62 Hours

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