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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 127 - Introduction to Forensic Science (and Lab)

4 credits

Forensic Science is the application of science to the examination of physical evidence obtained in the investigation of a crime. Both the lecture and laboratory emphasize the role of forensic science within the criminal justice system. Some of the topics to be covered include the crime scene, collection of physical evidence, fingerprints, firearms, trace evidence and DNA analysis. When possible, there will be a field trip to the local forensic science laboratory.

Notes: Strongly recommended for those who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement or forensic science.

Offered fall and spring semesters.