Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: C2705)
Students with an interest in the field of criminal justice, but with a particular interest in science and evidence collection, are encouraged to pursue the Forensic Studies Associate in Science Degree. This program was designed to prepare interested persons for careers as field evidence technicians and forensic lab technicians. Persons engaged in this vocational area aid investigators at crime scenes. Specifically, they locate, collect, and analyze evidence. Typically, they work with field investigators in the course of criminal or civil investigations.
The Forensic Studies degree satisfies entry-level job requirements in the area of forensics. Students interested in careers in this area should be aware that some practical experience is usually required prior to paid employment. This is a technical field requiring a combination of education and practical experience. Many students find it helpful, if not necessary, to volunteer at crime laboratories and police agencies in order to gain the requisite experience.
Program Student Learning Outcome
- Demonstrate ability to observe objectively and to collect data and facts in order to make an informed judgment.
|AJ 111||INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||3|
|AJ 151||CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|AJ 156||LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE||3|
|AJ 166||PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION||4|
|AJ 167||WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||3|
|AJ 171||EVIDENCE TECHNOLOGY||4|
|AJ 216||LATENT FINGERPRINT EXAMINER||4|
|AJ 222||DIGITAL FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY||4|
|BIOL 100||PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY||3|
|BIOL 101||PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY||1|
|CHEM 100||INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|ANTH 101||BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|BIOL 260||HUMAN ANATOMY||4|
|CAD 220||INTRO TO CAD/CAM SYSTEMS||3|
|PHIL 103||LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING||3|
|FTMA 101||FUNDAMENTALS IN CAMERA, LIGHTING, AND SOUND||3|
To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.
Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.