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New Online Offering: CHEM 105 Forensic Chemistry of CSI

The Liberal Studies course CHEM 105: Forensic Chemistry of C.S.I. is now being offered online during Summer I, allowing more access to this popular course.

CHEM 105 counts toward the Liberal Studies Option II as a nonlaboratory course.

The summer offering of CHEM 105 may also be an option those students who cannot enroll into SCI 107: Chemistry for Everyone, as it is currently full for Fall 2013.

Course Description

For students who would like to learn about forensic chemistry and the basic science needed to understand it. Chemical concepts on the level of an introductory chemistry course and their applications to forensic science will be explored in detail. Topics will include the forensic analysis of drugs, fibers, glass, arson, questioned documents, and other types of physical evidence. Other topics will include how forensic science is portrayed in novels, movies, and TV and the methods used in forensic evidence collection at a crime scene.

Department of Chemistry

  • Chemistry Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 143
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1076
  • Phone: 724-357-2361
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.