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Forensic Chemistry Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry program offers students a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in forensic science and criminal investigation. Combining rigorous coursework in chemistry, biology, criminal justice and applied ethics, students gain a deep understanding of scientific principles and their application in solving crimes. With hands-on laboratory experiences, fieldwork opportunities and internships, students develop practical skills in evidence collection, analysis and interpretation.

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Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

The Forensic Chemistry program is tailored for individuals fascinated by the intersection of science and criminal investigation. If you possess a strong aptitude for chemistry, biology and analytical thinking, coupled with an interest in applying scientific principles to solve crimes and serve justice, this program could be an ideal fit. Whether you envision yourself working in crime labs, conducting forensic analyses or contributing to legal proceedings, this program equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the field of forensic chemistry.

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Sample Curriculum

Learn more about the Forensic Chemistry curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum GuideAcademic Catalog and Course Rotation.

Other related programs include the Chemistry and Biochemistry programs.


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Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students with interests in the natural and physical sciences. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school, health-related professional programs or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree.

AU Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Ohio EPA Scholarship

These merit based, nonrenewable scholarships will be given to undergraduate students enrolled at an Ohio public or private college/university who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering their Junior or Senior year. Awardees will be selected by the Academy appointed panel.

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

Upon completing the B.S. in Forensic Chemistry, your future unfolds into a realm where you play a pivotal role in solving crimes and upholding justice. From analyzing evidence at crime scenes to providing expert testimony in courtrooms, your expertise in forensic chemistry will be in high demand across law enforcement agencies, forensic laboratories, legal firms and governmental organizations.

Contact Information

Brian Mohney, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
Professor of Chemistry
417 Kettering Science Center