Forensic Chemistry - Associate in Arts

Program Code: CHEM.FOR.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 66
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
The Department of Forensic Chemistry supports the mission of the college and of the Division of Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer Technology by providing transfer education, career education, and general education opportunities. The faculty is committed to providing a learning environment in which students are exposed to a variety of teaching methods and active learning experiences.

The goal for this program is continuation of degree in forensic, chemistry, dentistry, pre-law, pre-med, environmental science, etc.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102
ENGL 0206
Composition II* or
Technical Writing
SPCH 0151 
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105  
MATH 0108
College Algebra** or
Pre-Calculus** Mathematics
Humanities Core Elective (3 Disciplines) 9
CRJS 0201 Criminal Investigation I 3
SOSC 0134 Criminology 3
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
BIOL Elective (Lecture and Lab) 4-5
LANG Elective 4-5
Total General Education Requirements 41-44
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
CHEM 0101 Introduction to Forensic Science and Laboratory 5
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0201 Forensic Science Analytical Techniques 5
NASC 0130 and
NASC 0131 or
NASC 0231 or
NASC 0232 or
NASC 0245 or
NASC 0246
Introductory Physics and
Introductory Physics Lab or
General Physics I & Lab or
General Physics II & Lab or
Engineering Physics I & Lab or
Engineering Physics II & Lab
Electives 6
Total Program Requirements 23-24
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 65-69

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