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Bachelor of Science Degree

The future depends greatly on how people solve the world's problems, and problem solving is what chemists and physicists do best. From medicinal chemistry to research in superconductivity, there are abundant opportunities in the sciences. 

Why choose Forensic Chemistry at UCM?

  • The program has modern, well-equipped computer laboratories in chemistry, as well as electronic classrooms.
  • You will have access to audio-visual facilities and a library study area.
  • There are opportunities for students to conduct research projects with faculty members.

What will I study?
The chemistry degree programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. As a student with a major in chemistry, you will receive extensive state of the art, hands-on experience with instrumentation, such as UV-Visible, FTIR, and FTNMR spectroscopy; chromatography (GC/MS/MS/HPLC); calorimetry; fluorometry; electrochemical analysis and others.

Courses include:

  • Criminal Evidence
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology

What can I do with a degree in Forensic Chemistry?

  • Ballistics Expert
  • Drug Analyst
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Homicide Investigator
  • Medical Examiner
  • Toxicology

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Forensic Chemistry, there are several opportunities to be involved:

  • American Chemical Society 
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

Active research, workshop and seminar participation keep chemistry faculty current in the ever-advancing field of science. In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experience, all faculty members in UCM's chemistry programs have earned doctorates in their fields of expertise.

Learn more about Forensic Chemistry at UCM:
Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry
660-543-4626

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