Joan Cutone 
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program

Chemistry - Forensic Science

Program Guide

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry Department Website

This major will prepare students to work in a forensic chemistry laboratory, or for graduate study in chemistry. To successfully complete the chemistry major, the following course work must be completed:

  • 42 chemistry component credits (2 of which must be in seminar)
  • 31 natural science component credits
  • 13 Criminal Justice credits
  • 34 CORE/General Elective credits.
  • A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

    Chemistry Component: 42 credits

    CHEM1001 General Chemistry I
    CHEM1002 General Chemistry II
    CHEM1003 General Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM1004 General Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM2015 Organic Chemistry I
    CHEM2015L Organic Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry II
    CHEM2016L Organic Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM3011 Analytical Chemistry I
    CHEM3011L Analytical Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM3012 Analytical Chemistry II
    CHEM3012L Analytical Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM3036 Biochemistry I
    CHEM3037 Biochemistry I-Lab
    CHEM4032 Physical Chemistry I
    CHEM4032L Physical Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM4033 Physical Chemistry II
    CHEM4033L Physical Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM4055 Seminar in Chemistry I
    CHEM4059 Seminar in Chemistry II
    CHEM4060 Forensic Chemistry
    CHEM4060L Forensic Chemistry-Lab

    Criminal Justice component: 13 credits

    CRIM1001 Intro Criminal Justice
    CRIM3010 Criminal Law
    CRIM3041 Criminalistics
    CRIM3045 Criminal Investigations

    Science and Mathematics Component: 31 credits

    BIOL1003 General Biology I
    BIOL1004 General Biology II
    BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
    BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
    BIOL4030 Molecular Biology
    BIOL4031 Molecular Biology-Lab
    MATH1032 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
    MATH1033 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
    MATH1040 Probability & Statistics
    PHYS1032 Physics I
    PHYS1032L Physics I-Lab
    PHYS1033 Physics II
    PHYS1033L Physics II-Lab

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