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CHEM 102 Intro to Forensic Science

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course introduces students to the dynamic field of forensic science. Basic procedures for processing
crime scenes are discussed, including collection and preservation of physical evidence. Emphasis is
placed on the science behind analysis of physical evidence and the conclusions that may be drawn by
the forensic scientist performing the analysis. Topics are generally chosen from physical evidence
commonly encountered at crime scenes such as fingerprints, glass, hairs, fibers, drugs, and DNA; and
analytical techniques such as microscopy and spectroscopy.