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CHEM 105 Forensic Chemistry of CSI is Online for Summer I

The exciting liberal studies course CHEM 105: Forensic Chemistry of CSI is now being offered online during Summer I allowing more access to the popular course. 

CHEM 105 counts toward the liberal studies Option II as a nonlaboratory course. 

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.

For more information, contact Dr. Justin Fair at jfair@iup.edu.

Department of Chemistry

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