Forensic Chemistry PSM
Learn to use science to identify unknown materials with the Professional Science Master’s in Forensic Chemistry in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. The degree prepares you for a wide range of positions in the private and public sectors that affect civil litigation, criminal investigation and prosecution, homeland security, legal reform and technological advancements.
Forensic chemists are in high demand and are essential in the analysis of evidence for civil and criminal cases. Through the program, you’ll learn the scientific methods used to detect, examine and process non-biological trace evidence for the purpose of identifying unknown materials. You’ll study both the legal and the scientific aspects of forensic chemistry and gain conceptual knowledge and practical skills from classes in analytical and forensic chemistry, applied biopharmaceutics, data analysis, ethics, law and toxicology.
In addition to the curriculum, annual seminars facilitated by leaders in forensic chemistry will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in the field. Students gain hands-on experience through the program’s onsite modular, forensic chemistry laboratory where many courses are taught. You’ll also complete an internship and an independent study project, which set you up for success as a forensic chemistry professional.
Classes & Curriculum
In this 32-credit hour degree program, some of your courses will include
- Data Analysis and Evidence;
- Introduction to Toxicology;
- Investigative Chemistry and
- Leadership, Law and Ethics in Forensic Science.
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The program requires attendance at several campus locations, including
- Temple University Ambler Campus,
- Temple University Health Sciences Center in Philadelphia and
- Temple University Main Campus in Philadelphia.
Some instruction for the program also takes place at other professional forensic chemistry sites.