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CHEM-305 Forensic Chemistry

This course approaches the challenges, methods, analyses and ethics of forensic chemistry from fundamental chemical and biological perspectives, including quality assurance, sampling and evidence collection and preservation, instrumentation, drugs as physical evidence, analysis of seized drugs, drugs in the body, forensic toxicology, combustion and arson, explosives, firearms, colorants, polymers, paper and fibers, and forensic DNA analysis. Students will also be able to articulate the basic ethical questions and issues related to the study of forensics. Prerequisite: Junior standing and CHEM-222. 4 SH. 4 lecture hours (may be taught 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours). CC: Ethics Intensive, Interdisciplinary.