forensic chemistry student

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry

The forensic chemistry specialization is designed for students interested in the application of analytical chemistry to forensic evidence. It provides a strong background in chemistry with additional exposure to aspects of forensic science. Students completing this specialization will be well prepared for a graduate Forensic Science program or employment in a crime laboratory.

BGSU is among a select group of universities nationally with a forensics crime lab on campus.

Career - what can you do with a forensic chemistry degree?

Undergraduate chemistry students have the opportunity to work with faculty members and graduate students on research projects, which often lead to publications in professional journals and presentations at regional or national meetings. Students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation located on the BGSU campus.

Career paths

  • Forensic science laboratory technician
  • Chemical analyst 
  • Public health officer
  • Disease prevention specialist
  • Environmental science researcher
  • Product research and development manager

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Quality classroom experiences

The BGSU Chemistry Department strives to provide its forensic chemistry specialization students with a friendly, stimulating and rigorous learning environment. 

Small class sizes mean increased student-teacher interactions are easy - one key to a great educational experience. 

Forensic chemistry courses are supported with excellent laboratory facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Students are also provided with exciting opportunities to pursue live research projects under a faculty mentor’s direction.


Bowling Green's proud tradition of excellence in chemistry begins with a dedicated faculty providing a wide range of courses, including sequences in biochemistry, analytical, organic, physical, inorganic chemistry and opportunities in materials science.

Required courses


Sample courses

  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  • Law, Evidence & Procedures 
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

BGSU College of Arts and Sciences

The Forensic Chemistry program is part of the Department of Chemistry in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

Updated: 05/17/2024 12:50PM