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Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry Western New England University




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The forensic chemistry curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid background in the chemical principles that underlie forensic techniques. Skills are acquired through coursework augmented by practical laboratory experience.

Career Opportunities

A baccalaureate degree in forensic chemistry provides diverse opportunities for employment as forensic scientists or as laboratory analysts or for advanced training in forensics and related fields.

Forensic Chemistry Objectives:

Perform accurate stoichiometric and chemical equilibrium calculations.
Predict and explain the reactivity of an organic or inorganic compound from a knowledge of its structure.
Assess the thermodynamic and kinetic stability of a chemical system.
Propose a reasonable mechanism for an organic or inorganic reaction.
Apply basic quantum mechanical concepts to the study of chemical systems.
Synthesize and characterize inorganic and organic compounds.
Design and perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of a sample of matter, using both wet and instrumental methods.
Plan and execute experiments through the proper use of library resources.
Analyze data statistically and assess reliability of results.
Communicate effectively through oral and written reports.
Collect and preserve forensic evidence using established protocol.
Plan and perform analyses of both biological and non-biological forensic evidence.
Apply chemical, physical, and biological principles to the design of procedures for the analysis of forensic evidence.
Communicate clearly and effectively the results and reliability of an analysis of forensic evidence.
Demonstrate ability to function as an ethical member of the criminal justice system.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$35,454.00 (25,42,580) per year

The above tuition fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per term

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




College of Arts and Sciences

1215 Wilbraham Road,



01119, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

PTE Academic - 53
STEP Eiken - Pre-1
iTEP - 4

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