Course Description

CH 440 Forensic Chemistry
4 cr. (2-0-6)
Offered: Winter semester of even years
Prerequisite: CH111, CH112, CH 241, CH242, CH 220 or CH 321 and 322, and CH 450 or instructor’s permission.

Forensic applications of chemical and biochemical techniques. Techniques include, but are not limited to trace metal analysis, FT-IR analysis of fibers and paint, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/DNA analysis, and controlled substances liquid and gas chromatography. Case studies and a team project will be performed at the end of the semester using several analytical techniques in the student’s area of interest.

Note: This course is eligible for graduate credit, effective August 23, 2010