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2017/2018 Catalog > Science

Associate in Science degree in
Forensic Science


Program Mission/Description:
The Forensic Science curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer into a Forensic Science program at other institutions for completion of their professional education. A minimum grade of ?C? must be earned in all require Science courses.
Goals
This program provides the student the opportunity:
  • Understand content specific knowledge in the Forensic Science discipline
  • Develop the skills within the Forensic Science discipline to lay the foundation for continued professional development
Learning Objectives
The graduate of this program is able to:
  • apply principles and theories in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • collect, describe and analyze data
  • communicate scientific information in a written and/or verbal format
  • utilize critical thinking while problem solving
  • describe the techniques involved in the conduction of research
  • use appropriate laboratory instrumentation
  • explain the various possible areas of study in a specific discipline with regards to professional development
 
Required Courses
First year - First semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
BIO-151Principles of Biology I4
CHE-151General Chemistry I4
CJU-130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
FYE-101First Year Experience1
MAT-151Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
Total: 16
First year - Second semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
BIO-152Principles of Biology II4
CHE-152General Chemistry II4
ENG-101English Composition3
ElectiveHealth and Physical Ed Electives1
MAT-251Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
Total: 16
Second year - First semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
CAR-119Drawing I3
CHE-251Organic Chemistry I4
CHE-255Crime Pattern Analysis4
PHI-151Introduction to Ethics3
PHY-151Calculus-Based Physics I4
Total: 18
Second year - Second semester:

Course Code:Course Name:Number of Credits:
BIO-230Genetics4
CHE-252Organic Chemistry II4
PHY-152Calculus-Based Physics II4
PSY-103
or SOC-101
General Psychology
or Principles of Sociology
3
SPE-125Fundamentals of Speech3
Total: 18
Total Credits for Degree: 68