CH 440 Forensic Chemistry 4 cr.  (2-0-6)
  • Offered: Winter semester of even years
  • Prerequisites: CH111, CH112, CH 241, CH242, CH 220 or CH 321 and 322, and CH 450 or instructor’s permission.
  • Bulletin Year: 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Bulletin

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.


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