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Forensic Chemistry

Articulation Agreement

Cooperative program leading to the Associate of Science Degree and the
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Chemistry at Sam Houston State University

The Department of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University is committed to providing an educational environment conducive to scholarship, intellectual development, and the acquisition of a foundation of knowledge and techniques required of professional forensic chemists. The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. 

Students completing the major in Forensic Chemistry may pursue opportunities in various forensic labs across the country, or can continue their education either in the graduate program in Forensic Science, or in graduate programs that are more traditional.

Participants of 2+2 programs at community colleges are especially welcome and encouraged to complete the Forensic Bachelor of Science degree at Sam Houston State University.  Additional information may be found at http://www.shsu.edu/academics/chemistry .

The following table lists transfer courses leading to a concentration/major in Forensic Chemistry. It is extremely important for the student to complete two years of chemistry (general and organic), a year of calculus, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413 and a year of physics prior to transfer to Sam Houston State University if the student intends to take junior-level chemistry courses upon arrival.

TCCN

 

SHSU

Credit

CHEM 1411

 

CHEM 1411

4

CHEM 1412

 

CHEM 1412

4

MATH 2413

 

MATH 1420

4

MATH 2414

 

MATH 1430

4

CHEM 2423

 

CHEM 2323/2123

4

CHEM 2425

 

CHEM 2325/2125

4

PHYS 1401

PHYS 1301/1101

4

PHYS 1402

PHYS  1302/1102

4

BIOL 1411

BIOL 1411

4

BIOL 1413

 

BIOL 1413

4

 
 

Total

40

In addition to the above courses, all courses in the State of Texas Common Core may be transferred between institutions.  Forensic chemistry majors are not required to complete the 1 hour core requirement where non-majors must select from the choice of 1 hour from ECON, KINE or NGLI.

Students may transfer to SHSU at any time as long as they meet SHSU's admission requirements. Students close to completing the requirements for the associate degree are encouraged to consider the potential advantages of completing the associate degree. One way to accomplish this is to transfer courses taken at SHSU back to the community college to complete degree requirements. Properly selected courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements at both institutions simultaneously. The applicant is encouraged to speak to an academic advisor familiar with the programs of all institutions involved to maximize the amount of transferable credit.