Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemistry - Forensic Science Option


For students who entered fall 2017 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL)2 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH) 4
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
CHEM.1050 Intro. to Discipline of Chemistry 1
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II (SCL)2 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
CRIM.1010 Criminal Justice System (SS) 3
Total 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM.2270L Organic Chemistry Lab IA 2
PHYS.1410 Physics I 3
PHYS.1410L Physics I Lab 1
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
CRIM.2430 Criminalistics I 3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.2220 Organic Chemistry IIA 3
CHEM.2280L Organic Chemistry Lab IIA 2
CHEM.2600 Information Retrieval (IL) 2
PHYS.1440 Physics II 3
PHYS.1440L Physics II Lab 1
MATH.2340 Differential Equations 3
CRIM.2440 Criminalistics II 3
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.3130 Analytical Chemistry I 3
CHEM.3150L Analytical Chemistry I Lab 2
CHEM.3030 Forensic Science I 3
CHEM.3050L Forensic Science I Lab (AIL) 1
CHEM.xxxx Chemistry Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.3140 Analytical Chemistry II 3
CHEM.3160L Analytical Chemistry II Lab 2
CHEM.3040 Forensic Science II 3
CHEM.3060L Forensic Science II Lab 1
CHEM.3600 Responsible Chemist (SRE), (WOC) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.3440 Physical Chemistry I (QL) 3
CHEM.3460L Physical Chemistry I Lab (CTPS) 2
CHEM.4500 Biochemistry I 3
BIOL.1110 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL.1170L Experimental Biology I 1
CHEM.4430 Adv. Inorganic Chemistry 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.2830 Intro to Statistics 3
CHEM.3450 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM.4030 Introductory Polymer Science I1 3
CHEM.xxxx Chemistry Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 18
Total Minimum Credits = 124

1CHEM.4030 Introductory Polymer Science I will be required of all majors entering as first-year students or transferring into the major effective Fall, 2017.

2Chemistry majors must earn a grade of C- or higher in CHEM.1210 Chemistry I and CHEM.1220 Chemistry II.

  • Chemistry majors will not be allowed to proceed to CHEM.1220 without first earning a C- in CHEM.1210.
  • Chemistry majors will not be allowed to proceed to CHEM.2210 without first earning a C- in CHEM.1220.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. Consult the Core Curriculum website for Core Curriculum requirements. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 10/13/2017