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Chemistry (Forensic Science) Major

Forensic Science combines chemistry and criminal justice so you can learn the key lab skills needed to be successful in a chemical crime lab and learn what goes into criminal investigations.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry (Forensic Science)

Are you interested in using your science skills to solve crimes? If so, the Chemistry Forensic Science concentration is for you! The Forensic Science concentration combines chemistry and criminal justice coursework so that you can learn the key lab skills needed to be successful in a chemical crime lab and learn what goes into criminal investigations. Our program equips you with the skills to analyze crime scenes, analyze trace chemicals, and present findings in court. You'll work closely with experienced faculty and gain hands-on experience in the laboratory. Prepare for a rewarding career in forensic science, law enforcement, or the pharmaceutical industry, as you unlock the mysteries of the chemical world and contribute to justice and public safety.

Chemistry (Forensic Science) Curriculum

Explore a modern chemistry curriculum that will set you up for graduate school and career success.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

Student Teaching:
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australia
Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala

Chemistry Scholarships

Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

Forensic Science Careers

A chemistry degree provides a wide range of career options. Agriculture, pharmaceuticals, forensic science, biotechnology, oceanography, energy conservation, meteorology — all of these fields and more require a substantial knowledge of chemistry, which is exactly what you will get with MVNU’s Chemistry program.




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MVNU grads have gone on to study at many prestigious graduate schools, including:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Purdue University
  • State University of Iowa
  • Kent State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Cincinnati
  • The University of Toledo
  • Indiana University

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

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Most junior and senior chemistry majors work as paid laboratory assistants or recitation leaders for lower-division classes, providing younger students with the guidance and assistance they need to be successful.

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