CHEM2100-A Intro To Forensic Science (Spring 2021)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (03/06/2021 - 04/30/2021)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 18 Seats
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the forensic science profession. Forensic scientists work in a laboratory setting, where they apply the principles and techniques of scientific analysis to the study of crime scene or accident scene evidence. Course topics include techniques used for the identification and analysis of body fluids, hair, fibers, latent fingerprints, firearms, documents, and photographs. Laboratory experiments emphasize DNA analysis, chemical techniques, microscopy, and the use of spectroscopic instrumentation.

Prerequisites: CHEM1210 and CHEM1215

About the Instructor(s)

Meghan E. Solomon, Ed.D.
Part-Time Faculty
412-397-4200 phone
Hale Center 305