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Forensic chemistry/drugs and toxicology

Admission requirements

In addition to the M.S. in Forensic Science general admission requirements, applicants to the forensic chemistry/drugs and toxicology track should have a minimum of nine semester credits or equivalent of upper-level chemistry or biochemistry course work. This may include, but is not limited to, courses in physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, quantitative analysis, pharmacology and/or general biochemistry.

Degree requirements

The forensic chemistry/drugs and toxicology track requires a minimum of 15 additional credit hours beyond the core course work for a total of 42 credit hours. See General degree requirements for the core curriculum.

In addition to the core curriculum, the following courses are required for the forensic chemistry/drugs and toxicology track:

FRSC/PHTX 644 Forensic Toxicology
3
FRSC 663 Forensic Medicine or FRSC 565 Scientific Crime Scene Investigation (lecture/laboratory)
3
FRSC 672 Advanced Drug Analysis (lecture/laboratory)
3
Electives*
6
 
* Electives must be selected with academic adviser; at least one elective must be a graduate-level chemistry course.

 

 

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