Students in our forensic chemistry program
Had a 100% placement rate within 6 months of graduation into a job in a related discipline.
- Are taught by active forensic scientists who bring real crime scenes into the classroom.
- Received 3rd place for their poster presentation at an American Chemical Society Conference.
- Designed and conducted a lead (Pb) contamination analysis of local neighborhood housing exteriors with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. Over 80% of the houses analyzed were positive for lead (Pb) contamination.
- Interned at A & L Great Lakes Laboratory.
- Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.
- Investigated the uptake of potentially toxic cadmium selenide by vegetation. Toxic metal presence in vegetation can be indicative of the location of a crime scene.
- Researched the influence of ion concentrations in water on toxic metal extraction from leaves.
- After graduation can be found at Valbruna Stainless Steel Inc. and Systech Environmental Corporation
- Congratulations to one of our forensic chemistry students for getting accepted to a summer research experience exploring the forensics of juvenile osteology in Transylvania, Romania.
To obtain your Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Saint Francis, you must complete the following courses:
- Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 141)
- Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 142)
- Introduction to Forensic Science (FORE 101)
- Principles of Biology I (BIOL 190)
- Principles of Biology II (BIOL 191)
- Calculus I (MATH 223)
- Calculus II (MATH 224)
- Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 241)
- Criminal Evidence (FORE 201)
- Biochemistry (CHEM 333)
- Biotechnology Laboratory (CHEM 367)
- Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 344)
- Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 345)
- Expert Witness Testimony (FORE 301)
- Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 449)
- Forensic Microscopy (FORE 401)
- Practicum (FORE 440)
- Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 480 and 481) – eight semesters
- Physics I (SCIE 257)
- Physics II (SCIE 258)
- Electives (any discipline, 18-22 credit hours)