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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. Emphasis is placed on the science behind collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence. Topics include: physical properties of glass and soil; organic and inorganic analysis; microscopy; hairs, fibers and paint; drugs; arson and explosion investigations; firearms, tool marks and other impressions; serology; fingerprints; and DNA.