B.S. in Forensic Science - Chemistry Option

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
BS Forensic Science (Chemistry Option) Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
CH 3423Analytical Chemistry4
CH 3424Instrumental Analysis4
CH 3433Physical Chemistry I4
CR 3335Survey of Forensic Science3
CR 4308Internship in Forensic Science3
FSC 3301Forensic Science Quality Assurance3
FSC 3401Forensic Microscopy4
FSC 3380Forensic Pharmacology3
FSC 3/4XXX Forensic Chemistry4
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
Forensic Science Elective4
Select one from the following:
BL 3442
FSC 3/4XXX Forensic Toxicology
Advanced Forensic Science or Chemistory Elective4
Select one from the following:
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing CH 1401 and CH 1402 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours127

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
BL 14014CJ 13013
CH 14014CH 14024
ND 01010MT 23033
 14 16
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
CR 33353FSC 33013
CH 34114CH 34124
MT 24124MT 24134
PY 14044PY 24044
 18 18
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language3SMC 23XX3
CH 34234Foreign Language3
FSC 33013CH 34244
FSC 3/44XX Forensic Science Chemistry4Speech3
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
CH 34334Advanced Theology3
CR 43083FSC 34014
Forensic Science Elective4Advanced Forensic Science/Chemistry Elective4
 14 14
Total Semester Hours 127