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Forensic chemistry/trace

Admission requirements

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

Degree requirements

The forensic chemistry/trace 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/trace track:

FRSC 565 Scientific Crime Scene Investigation (lecture/laboratory)
FRSC 681 Analysis of Fire Debris and Explosives (lecture/laboratory)
FRSC 682 Forensic Analysis of Paints and Polymers (lectures/laboratory)
* Electives must be selected with academic adviser; at least one elective must be a graduate-level chemistry course.



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