Curriculum in Chemistry

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Forensic Science Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

††CHEM 121G General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
GBIO 151G General Biology I 3 hours
BIOL 152 General Biology Laboratory I 1 hour
COMM 211G Introduction to Information Research 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††CHEM 122G General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
MATH 2001,G Calculus I 5 hours
GBIO 153G General Biology II 3 hours
BIOL 154 General Biology Laboratory Ii 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours



First Semester

PSYC 101G General Psychology I 3 hours
  3 hours
††CHEM 265 General Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
††CLAB 267 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I            1 hour
MATH 201G Calculus II 5 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††CHEM 266 General Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
††CLAB 268 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II        1 hour
PHYS 221 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 223 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
††CHEM 251 Analytical Chemistry 3 hours
††CLAB 254 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours
MATH 241 Elementary Statistics 3 hours
  Total: 16 hours




First Semester

CHEM 395 Physical Chemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 391 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I                       1 hour
PHYS 222 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 224 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
  3 hours
CHEM 410 Chemical Literature 1 hour
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

CHEM 396 Physical Chemistry II 3 hours
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
  3 hours
CMPS 120 or
CMPS 161
Visual Programming
Algorithm Design and Implementation I       
3 hours
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

CHEM 452 Modern Instrumental Analysis 3 hours
CLAB 453 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory               2 hours
CHEM 481 Biochemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 485 Biochemistry Laboratory I 1 hour
  3 hours
  Total: 12 hours



Second Semester

CHEM 401 Chemistry Seminar                                        1 hour
  3 hours
  6 hours
Elective   1 hour
  3 hours
  Total: 14 hours


Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

Concentration 5 is designed for those students who may wish to enter the fields of forensic science. The electives have been chosen according to the recommendations of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
All Chemistry courses specified above will be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0.
††Chemistry core curriculum course; grade of "C" or better required. This course will also be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0.
1Math 165 may be used as electives for those student's whose Math ACT score is insufficient for direct entry into Math 200.
2Must be selected from Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, or Dance.
3Must be selected from the same language.
4Concentration electives (15 hrs) must be selected from the following courses: CHEM 108, CJ 101, CJ 201, CJ 302, CJ 336, CJ 353, CJ 412 or SOC 412, GBIO 407, or ZOO 332.