If you enjoy studying science and have a strong passion for justice, SBU’s new forensic chemistry major may be the perfect fit for you! Studying forensic chemistry will give you a solid foundation in chemistry, while also teaching you how to apply chemistry principles to crime scene evidence testing.
Your forensic chemistry degree will equip you with problem-solving skills and hands-on laboratory training, while helping you develop an understanding of crime scene investigation techniques, evidence collection and preservation, and the correlation between science and law enforcement.
A course in instrumental analysis will teach you how to identify different substances and give you opportunities to practice forensic chemistry. Forensic chemistry majors at SBU also take a lab-based course in analysis of evidence. A combination of chemistry and criminal justice classes will prepare you for a successful career in forensic chemistry.
The forensic chemistry degree is offered through SBU's College of Arts and Sciences.