Department of Chemistry & Forensic Science
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science! Our department hosts both the chemistry program and the forensic science program. You will find detailed information of our program curricula, faculty/student research activities, state-of-art equipment and facility, as well as exciting career advisement on our department website.
Our Chemistry Program is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in chemistry, and to maintain high national standards in teaching and research. In addition, we offer non-ACS certified BS degree in chemistry. Forensic Science Program offers the BS in Forensic Science with a concentration in Chemistry or Biology. This is a four-year, interdisciplinary degree program that is designed to produce trained graduates prepared for positions in toxicology, law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic science laboratories, graduate-level research and related fields.
Our faculty members are highly qualified individuals in their scientific disciplines. They are very passionate about teaching, and are also active in mentoring undergraduate students on research projects. Many of our faculty members are well supported by external funding agencies to conduct their research projects. They also regularly publish research papers with students in peer-reviewed journals and frequently present at national conferences.
Many of our graduates have entered graduate school in top research institutions to pursue advanced degrees. Examples of recent institutions include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Vanderbilt University, Clark-Atlanta University, North Carolina A & T State University, Northeastern University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of Florida, etc.
Please enjoy browsing the rest of our site, and feel free to contact our Department Office at 912-358-4435 if you have additional questions.
Hua Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair