This program follows the recommendations of the American Chemical Society and is intended for students who plan to go to graduate school or enter industry. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
A chemistry course may be taken only twice at Lewis University. If a student has not achieved a minimum of "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class at Lewis.
IV. The advanced writing requirement is satisfied by successful completion of upper-division laboratory classes.
Forensic Concentration (80-81)
This major will provide a scientific background for those interested in scientific investigation. This is the companion program to the degree in Forensic Criminal Investigation (offered through the Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies) which prepares students for crime scene investigation work. The JLPSS degree prepares students to become evidence technicians in law enforcement agencies, while the concentration in Chemistry prepares students to work in forensic laboratories.
Students majoring in the forensic concentration must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as well as a GPA of 2.75 in Chemistry to remain in the program. All transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in Chemistry. All students majoring in the forensic concentration may take a Chemistry class only twice at Lewis University. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class at Lewis.
The student who wants to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a forensic concentration must take 8 credit hours in addition to 72-73 required in the major (62-63 in core Chemistry and Calculus courses and 10 in Physics). These additional 8 credits may be distributed as follows: