Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Forensic Science and Law program offers the following research-related courses leading up to the graduate research project:
FORE 480 Independent Research Forensic 1 - 3 credits
Opportunity for selected Forensic Science Students to work in a research laboratory under the direction of a faculty mentor. Examples include the Forensic Chemistry Lab where students work on several ongoing research projects, learning experiment development, problem solving and instrumental methods; and the Forensic DNA Laboratory where students are responsible for sample processing, performing extractions on a variety of source material (bone, tissue, etc), quantification, PCR and genotyping, including database construction.
BIOL 398/399 Undergraduate Research – Biology 1 - 3 credits
Opportunity for selected students to work in the laboratory on research problems under the direction of a faculty member. Registration by permission of instructor. Pass/Fail only.
CHEM 490H Honors Undergraduate Research – 1 - 2 credits
Exceptional undergraduates that have been accepted into the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors program will perform advanced level research with the goal of producing sufficient quality data to enable them to prepare an Honors Thesis and manuscripts for publication.
CHEM 490W Undergraduate Research – 1 - 2 credits
Selected students work on a research problem under the direction of a faculty member.