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Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry

Solve problems. Create new products. Appreciate the mysteries of life.

Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses five key areas of chemistry – organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry – as well as mathematics and physics.

American Chemical Society

ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Top Reasons

Original Research

During your collaborative research with faculty, you have the opportunity to publish, and present your own original research at regional and national conferences.

Graduate Acceptance

Our graduates are accepted into the nation’s top medical, dental, and veterinary schools such as, Duke, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, and Auburn.

State-of-the-Art Instrumentation

Our research labs grant you a hands-on experience using the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation.


Our students have conducted research at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stanford’s Summer Research Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

Meet Our Mocs

Bernie Tyson
Carmen Gauthier, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

Carmen Gauthier

My teaching philosophy is to empower my students to discover and use the tools of scientific inquiry and to realize that chemistry is central to their understanding of how the world works. I encourage them to be keen observers of their surroundings, to question these observations and to develop models that will help them gain a deeper understanding of the discipline.

Clubs And More

The Chemistry department sponsors a chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, which has received national recognition for their activities and outreach to the local community. We also host a chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national honor society for chemistry.

Program Details



Admission Requirements


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Program Contact

Carmen Gauthier Carmen Gauthier, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Chair in the Natural Sciences

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