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Forensic Science

About the Degree

Human Anatomy,  Pathogenic Bacteriology, Virology:

If these subjects intrigue you, you're probably on the right track in seeking a biochemistry forensic science option. Today's criminal investigations require an expert analysis of evidence. This degree is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to enter a profession with an eye toward serology, toxicology, drug identification and related investigative tasks. 

What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future with Our Forensic Science Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's forensic science program, you'll harness your passion for biochemistry into a fulfilling life-long career. There are many more opportunities than we can list, but try picturing yourself in one of these positions:

  • Aid in police investigations by examining evidence at a biochemical level.
  • Administer and analyze fluids for drug tests for job screening, sports probation and other fields.

What You'll Learn

  • How to communicate scientific principles and results to a professional or legal audience.
  • Human anatomy and physiology as well as molecular biology and microbiology.
  • An understanding of the development, structure and services provided by forensic scientists. 

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You want  to perform forensic analysis. 
  • You want to administer drug testing for sports, probation, standard job screenings, etc. 
  • You want to merge your interest in science with similar interests in agriculture, biotechnology or any of a number of fast-paced, 21st century professions. 


Current Catalog

Chemistry Major, Forensic Science Emphasis, BS

Other Options (Current Catalog)

Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry Major, BA

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry Major, Biochemistry Emphasis, BS
Chemistry Major, Health Professional Emphasis, BS
Chemistry Major, Professional Emphasis, BS

Bachelor of Science in Education

Chemistry Education Major, Grades 9-12, BSE


Chemical Laboratory Sciences Certificate