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Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemistry - Forensic Science Option

For students who entered fall 2017 to spring 2020.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
CHEM.1050Intro. to Discipline of Chemistry1
CHEM.1210Chemistry I23
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II23
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.1320Calculus II4
CRIM.1010Criminal Justice System (SS), (DCA)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.2210Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM.2270LOrganic Chemistry Lab IA2
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)3
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2310Calculus III4
CRIM.2430Criminalistics I3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.2220Organic Chemistry IIA3
CHEM.2280LOrganic Chemistry Lab IIA2
CHEM.2600Information Retrieval (IL)2
PHYS.1440Physics II (SCL)3
PHYS.1440LPhysics II Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2340Differential Equations3
CRIM.2440Criminalistics II3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.3130Analytical Chemistry I3
CHEM.3150LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab2
CHEM.3030Forensic Science I3
CHEM.3050LForensic Science I Lab (AIL)1
CHEM.xxxxChemistry Elective3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.3140Analytical Chemistry II3
CHEM.3160LAnalytical Chemistry II Lab2
CHEM.3040Forensic Science II3
CHEM.3060LForensic Science II Lab1
CHEM.3600Responsible Chemist (SRE), (WOC)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry I (QL)3
CHEM.3460LPhysical Chemistry I Lab (CTPS)2
CHEM.4430Adv. Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM.4500Biochemistry I3
BIOL.1110Principles of Biology I3
BIOL.1170LExperimental Biology I1

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
MATH.2830Intro to Statistics3
CHEM.3450Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM.4030Introductory Polymer Science I13
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
Total Minimum Credits = 122 

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. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. 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: 1/06/2020