Forensic Chemistry Student Ambassador

Christopher Bartle

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Christopher is pursuing a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry with a minor in Biology. He is currently an undergraduate researcher in the Roper Lab, previously, he did research with UMMC. He is also an assistant instructor with Oxford Fencing Club.

Why did you choose to attend UM?
University of Mississippi has one of the top forensic chemistry programs in the country, and they offer sizable scholarships that can help mitigate the out of state tuition cost.

When and how did you choose your major and minor?
I knew I wanted to be a forensic chemistry major since I was in high school, it’s why I chose to attend Ole Miss in the first place. Given my degree path, I only needed one more biology class to get a minor, so I jumped at the opportunity.

What are your career plans?
I am hoping to get into a PhD program and continue my education in chemistry to eventually be able to do research as a career.

Why is your department a special place?
The department of chemistry and biochemistry is unique among the departments in the College of Liberal Arts because it allows for aspiring chemists to gain real, hands on experience rather than having them just do lab maintenance tasks. I have known people who start research their first semester, and by the end of their freshman year are working on their own projects.

What is your go-to meal in Oxford?
Marco’s Pizza

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to?
I have been binge reading Brandon Sanderson’s “Stormlight Archive” series.