Jun 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 298 - Forensic Chemistry and Crime Scene Analysis

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing topics related to forensic chemistry and crime scene investigations. Fundamental concepts derived from basic general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and forensic chemistry will be examined in the context of crime scene investigations. Topics will include evidence collection and preservation; atomic clues; chemical evidence; drug chemistry; chemistry of heat, fire, and explosions; nuclear chemistry as related to medicine, weapons, and terrorism; poisons; and DNA analysis. Real-life case studies on drug deals, murders, and thefts will be explored with each topic. The laboratory will focus on forensic chemistry techniques.

Credits 1

Natural Science

Natural Science