Watch “CSI” Over the Holidays and Earn Credit

Posted on 11/26/2018 11:04:39 AM

Get ahead on your coursework by taking a winter session course. The Department of Chemistry is pleased to offer Chemistry of CSI during the 2018 winter session. Watch episodes of CSI as you learn how chemistry helps solve crimes. 

CHEM 105 Forensic Chemistry of CSI (online)

The liberal studies course CHEM 105: Forensic Chemistry of CSI is being offered online during winter session, allowing more access to the popular course. 

Boost Your Academic Process Over the Winter. The Chemistry of CSI Counts:

  • as a liberal studies Option II as a nonlaboratory course;
  • toward the forensic biosciences minor; and
  • towards your science GPA.

Course Description

Forensic Chemistry of CSI demonstrationFor 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 questions regarding this course, please contact Justin Fair (