The forensic science/biochemistry major is intended to prepare you for entry-level jobs in labs performing forensic analyses, or for graduate work in forensic science, or to provide a good foundation for advanced degree work in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, forensics, molecular or cell biology, or related technology fields.
- You will engage in hands-on experiences in the George Washington Carver Science Center featuring biotechnology facilities for building and using recombinant DNA, imaging systems for developmental biology and a human cadaver lab.
- You will have an inside edge with Simpson’s proximity to Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines for working beside expert forensic scientists through professional internships.
- Simpson College is one of fewer than 50 colleges or universities in the country and one of only a few schools in Iowa to offer a forensic science degree.
- Chem 101 General Chemistry I
- Chem 102 General Chemistry II
- Chem 201 Organic Chemistry I
- Biology 111 Principles of Biology II
- Biology 360 Molecular Genetics
- Biology 135 Biostatistics
- Chem 309 Introduction to Forensic Science
- Biol/Chem 319 Internship
- Biol/Chem 387 Capstone Course
- Chem 307 Instrumental Analysis
- Chem 205 Quantitative Analysis
- Chem 205 Quantitative Analysis (if not used above)
- Chem 307 Instrumental Analysis (if not used above)
- Chem 202 Organic Chemistry
- Chem 330 Biochemistry
- Biol 334 Cellular Biology
- CJ 220 Criminal Justice Systems
- CJ 222 Criminal Investigations and Law Enforcement
- CJ 343 Criminology
- Biol 225 Physiology
- Biol 251 Microbiology
- Biol 340 Immunology
- Chem 301 Physical Chemistry
- Biol/Chem 398 Independent Research
- Phil 250 Applied Ethics
- Math 151 Calculus I
- Math 152 Calculus II
- Physics 151/152 or 191/192