Chemistry class at York College of Pennsylvania

Forensic Chemistry

So much more than "CSI," a career in Forensic Chemistry puts you in real-life situations gathering evidence, working with medical examiners and analyzing data to work in some of the most exciting industries.

Forensic Chemistry at York College combines the sophisticated practices of chemistry with the analytical techniques needed to solve a case. Our students identify physical evidence and use the power of science to discover where it came from and how it ended up on a scene.

Those who earn a degree in Forensic Chemistry work as crime-lab chemists, complete testing in research facilities, follow evidence in wildlife forensics or pursue higher levels of learning in graduate programs.

Analyzing a blood splatter for a forensic science class at York College.
York College student and faculty at a climate change conference in Paris
Our faculty and students attend conferences around the country and world — forensic chemistry student Gilbert Vial is seen here with York professors at the global climate talks in Paris.

Your future in Forensic chemistry

Our graduates work for Baltimore County Police Department, the DC Government Department of Forensic Sciences and the New Jersey State Police. What can you do with a forensic chemistry degree? Take a look at just a few possibilities:
  • Graduate School – Master’s or Ph.D.
  • Crime-Lab Chemist at a federal agency, a private lab or for the state police
  • Research Facilities (new technologies, standards compliance, testing)
  • Wildlife Forensics

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Chemistry Department
Jessica M. Fautch, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry Department
Campbell Hall, Room 211A
Phone: 717.815.1328
Contact for appt.

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