The Forensic Chemistry concentration is the first of its kind in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina. Forensic Chemistry courses provide students with the opportunity to solve simulated cases and then defend their results as if they were practicing professional forensic chemists. In addition to classroom and laboratory courses taught on the Newberry College campus, students will have ample opportunities for internships and job shadowing at a variety of sites within South Carolina, including the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) offices in Columbia. Graduates will have a strong background in inquiry-based science and critical thinking skills, providing them with skills to be competitive in the job market, professional programs, and graduate school.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with Forensic Chemistry concentration requires 78 semester hours including:
46 hours of Chemistry: 113, 114, 211, 231, 232, 241, 242, 301, 321, 322, 375, 445, 481, 482, 483;
7 hours of Forensic Science: 211, 212, and 342;
6 hours (2 courses) from: Chemistry 302, 330, 376, 401, 446, 480, 491; Forensic Science 495;
3 hours of Sociology: 246 or 347;
4 hours of Biology: 121;
8 hours of Mathematics: 211, 212;
8 hours of Physics: 213, 214;
Students are encouraged to take Chemistry 290, 391, and/or 491 to help develop laboratory and analytical thinking skills. Students attending graduate school are encouraged to take as many chemistry courses as possible. Students beginning the chemistry program should take Chemistry 113 and 114, Mathematics 150 and 211 during their freshman year.
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