2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog 
    
    Aug 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog
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CHEM 340 - Forensic Chemistry


(4 semester hours)
Prerequisites: CHEM 161 -CHEM 162 , MATH 280 
Description: This course surveys the applications of science in a criminal investigation with a laboratory-based examination of the methods and analyses from a fundamental chemical perspective. Proper evidence sampling methods are introduced. This laboratory intensive course provides the student hands-on analytical experience with solution preparation, techniques for chemical separations of complex samples, preliminary, and/or confirmatory chemical tests for different types of evidence such as documents, fibers, body fluids, hair, and drugs. Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory per week. Offered Spring Semester, even-numbered years.



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