Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and forensic chemistry.

Coordinator: Professor Euler

Students who earn a degree in chemistry and forensic chemistry have a number of potential career opportunities. Most forensic chemists work in government laboratories, typically affiliated with a medical examiner’s office. The degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The course sequence given below is the typical curriculum for majors in chemistry and forensic chemistry, but modifications in the timing of upper level courses are acceptable. The degree emphasizes a strong preparation in chemistry supplemented by an introduction to the field of forensic science. In addition to the required courses, students are encouraged to take SOC 230, Crime and Delinquency.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Freshman and sophomore years follow the same program as the B.S. in chemistry.

Freshman Year First semester: 16-18 credits
CHM 191 (5) (or CHM 101, 102 [4]); MTH 141 (4), General Education requirements (5-6).

Second semester: 16-18 credits
CHM 192 (5) (or CHM 112, 114 [4]); MTH 142 (4), General Education requirements (5-6).

Sophomore Year First semester: 17 credits
CHM 212 (4); CHM 227 or 291 (3); MTH 243 (3); PHY 203, 273 (4), General Education requirements (3).

Second semester: 18 credits
CHM 292 (5) (or CHM 226, 228 [5]); MTH 244 (3); PHY 204, 274 (4), General Education requirements (6).

Junior Year:
First semester: 15 credits
CHM 335 (2), 354 (3), 391 (1), 431 (3), General Education requirement (3), free elective (3).

Second semester: 17 credits
CHM 392 (3), 412 (3), 414 (2), 432 (3), General Education requirement (6).

Senior Year:
First semester: 15 credits
CHM 391 (1), 401 (3), 425 (2), 427 (3), free electives (6).

Second semester: 16 credits
CHM 354 (3), 391 (1), 441 (3), free electives (9).

For more information see chm.uri.edu.