The new Master of Applied Chemistry Program in Forensic Science - ForsChem - (Forensic Chemistry) is a master's degree program based on the interdisciplinary, respectively the complementarity between fundamental sciences, technical, legal and socio-human sciences.
This program seeks to deepen the latest news on the interference between the legal, fundamental and technical sciences, ensuring the improvement of the personnel working in the fields of investigation of accidents, crimes, activities with high risk of environmental pollution, counterfeiting of products - oil, chemical, pharmaceutical, food.
Knowing the new methods of investigation and analysis as well as their international evolution has become a necessity for those who work in areas of interest for LEGAL SCIENCES. In the context of European requirements, it is necessary to develop specialists to ensure monitoring of polluting substances in major cities and near chemical facilities, as well as research and investigation of environmental or other hazards, suspicious materials - drugs, toxic substances, etc.
The program is addressed directly to staff working in the areas of justice, environmental protection, drug or agro-food control, as well as those interested in perfecting or having the opportunity to become experts in technical and scientific forensic expertise. Therefore, after the completion of this master, specialists can support research, discovery, and interpretation of specific crime indices. They must be able to accurately assess existing evidence as litigation items (traces of body fluids or solid samples - hair yarns, textile fibers, film-forming or flammable compounds, explosive materials, bottles, and other traces) and must put them at the disposition of criminal or civil courts as impartial scientific evidence. In most cases, studies are complex because groups of investigators and lawyers (criminologists, prosecutors, police officers) carry out actions involving:
- fault research to correctly determine the succession of events, clues and individuals involved; examining and simulating in the laboratory offenses in the field of drugs or toxic substances etc.;
- studying information technology crime or intellectual property theft;
- investigation of money and papers counterfeiting activities;
- examining offenses related to weapons, ammunition and explosives.
Acquired skills and abilities
The development of the professional capacities of the graduates of this master is given by the complementary and interdisciplinary characters of this program, being in accordance with the policies and strategies specific to the specialties in chemistry, namely fundamental sciences and distinct branches of the legal sciences.
The applicative character of this program develops the master's fundamental and applicative skills and competences and aims at the interpenetration of chemistry and other sciences, in particular the legal sciences, ensuring the improvement of personnel working in fields that aim to investigate accidents, crimes, activities with high risk of voluntary or involuntary pollution of the environment, counterfeiting of products - petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, agro-food, etc.
The program is addressed directly to the staff working in the legal system, environmental protection, pharmacy, agro-food products, as well as all interested in industrial and building technologies.
Knowing the new methods of investigation and analysis and their international evolution has become a necessity for those who work in areas of interest for LEGAL SCIENCES.
The specialists trained in the MA program of Chemistry in Forensic Science may opt to operate in areas such as Defense, Public Order and National Security, Legal System etc., respectively as judicial or extrajudicial experts under OG 2/2000 art. 10, regarding the organization of the activity of judicial and extrajudicial technical expertise or as criminal experts according to the OG 75/2000 art. 4 on the organization of the forensic expertise activity.
Further professional development of graduation
The professional development of the master students can be continued after graduation through the doctoral program.
Human resources and logistics for student education
The program is coordinated by the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials.
The balanced structure of the teaching staff, the material infrastructure specific to the technical-judicial and forensic expertise requirements, the majority of which is assisted by computer, gives the master students a high qualification training, respectively the development of the interpreting abilities, mathematical processing and real-time statistics, by using theories and modern methods of investigation to prevent any criminal offense or to find the truth in a timely manner and to avoid altering it.
Curricula for this master of science degree program is available here.