Forensic Chemistry


  • Combine your major with a minor in criminal justice and/or a minor in forensic chemistry.

  • The graduate year includes a professional internship in a major crime lab. Courses involve hands-on training in the laboratory and in the field.

  • Rigorous, innovative training in the chemical sciences within a Christian liberal arts institution committed to social justice.

  • No commitment; you can opt out of the graduate program at any time.

  • Specialize in the most useful skills needed to assess and manage crime scene evidence. The graduate program includes core requirements in current topics in forensic chemistry; applied biopharmaceutics; data analysis; law, ethics, and policy; and toxicology.

  • Annual symposia include leaders in the fields of forensic science who present on current topics and developments.

  • The Temple University College of Science and Technology is a world-class research institution.

“I like the program a lot and it is very interesting. It is a great class to get started into graduate school and the train ride is very convenient. It is also a great chance to network with other people in the forensic field.”

Nicole Hege '19 (Chemistry), a student currently enrolled in the first Temple graduate course of the program


Masters-level forensic chemists serve as practitioners, managers and leaders in the field of forensic science. With advanced background in analytical methodologies, graduates will be equipped to work on problems not only in forensic chemistry, but also in environmental chemistry, clinical testing and other areas; for government, industry, and academic laboratories.

“We are excited to offer students a clear pathway toward a career in forensic science that involves versatile, advanced credentials in the context of social justice while saving time and money.”

Dr. Jeanne Bundens, Chair of the Department of Chemistry