Jul 23, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Forensic Chemistry Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3310

College of Arts and Sciences 
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Clippinger Laboratories 136
Phone 740.593.1737
Fax: 740.593.0148
chemistry@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry

Lauren McMills, director of general chemistry/contact person

 

Program Overview

Forensic chemistry is the application of chemistry and related sciences to criminal investigation. The program prepares the student to work in crime laboratories or other law enforcement agencies, such as FDA, OSHA, and EPA, or for graduate work in forensic chemistry, forensic science or analytical chemistry. The forensic chemistry program is accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) through the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy

Students wishing to change or add a chemistry major or minor at Ohio University should go to the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Arts and Sciences located on the first floor of Wilson Hall (Main Green).

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A large number of our graduates go on to take advanced degrees in all ares of chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, some students go on to take advanced degrees in toxicology, forensic science or medicine. Jobs held by recent graduates include applications lab technician, attorney, associate chemist, criminalist, drug analyst, document examiner, environmental engineer, forensic scientist, physician, and serologist/drug analyst.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Extradepartmental Courses


Complete the following courses:

In addition, students must select and complete all the courses for ONE of the tracks below:


Track 1 - Toxicology/Trace Analyst


Complete the following course:

Complete one of the following courses:


Track 2 - DNA Analyst


Complete the following course:

Complete one of the following courses:


Chemistry Materials Fee


All chemistry laboratory courses have a consumable materials fee. In addition, students must purchase a $20 breakage card from the Office of the Bursar, the unused portion of which will be refunded.

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