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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Criminal Investigation
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5505
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 240, (518) 629-7342

The Criminal Investigation degree offers a strong academic background in investigative techniques, forensic science, evidence collection and analysis. This program is for students who wish to complete an associate's degree and enter the law enforcement field.

The program complements the college's Criminal Justice A.A.S. degree, which concentrates on law, corrections, administration, criminology and community policing as well as the Forensic Science Studies A.S. degree, which prepares graduates exclusively for work in a laboratory environment.

All Criminal Justice courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program. Only four Criminal Justice courses may be transferred into the program. A Forensic I course will not be accepted as transfer credit into the program.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

1 unit of academic math

A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer students and major changes.

70+

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 109

College Forum

(1)

CRJS 101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 110 Intro. to Criminal Law 3
CRJS 120 Ethics and Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 150 Principles of Criminal Investigation I 3
CRJS 151 Principles of Criminal Investigation II 3
CRJS 190 Intro. to Evidence 3
CRJS 245 Forensic Science I 3
______ PSYC 100 Gen. Psych. or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
CRJS 270 Criminal Justice Technology 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
______ ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing about Literature
______ ENGL 230 Multicultural Perspectives in Literature or 3
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society
______ (1) Criminal Justice Elective 3
______ (2) History Elective 3
______ (3) Math Elective 3-4
______ (4) Restricted Criminal Justice Elective 3
______ (5) Restricted Elective I 3
______ (6) Restricted Elective II 3-4
______ (7) Restricted Physical Edu. Elective 4
______ (8) Restricted Photography Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 61 - 63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) any Criminal/ Justice course will fulfill this requirement

(2) Courses fulfilling this requirement: HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 130, HIST 137

(3) Courses fulfilling this requirement: BADM 220, MATH 120, MATH 130, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 165, MATH 175, MATH 176, MATH 180, MATH 183, MATH 190, MATH 205, MATH 210, MATH 220, PSYC 275

(4) Courses fulfilling this requirement: CRJS 205, CRJS 210, CRJS 250, CRJS 260

(5) Courses fulfilling this requirement: any foreign language course or HIST 110, HIST 111, HIST 120, HIST 121, HIST 122, HIST 123, POLS 120; or if student scored 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, the following courses will also fulfill this requirement: HIST 115, HUSV 215, LABR 180, POLS 105, SOCL 120.

(6) Courses fulfilling this requirement: CRJS 131, CRJS 155, CRJS 230, CRJS 246, CRJS 247, PHYS 145, PHYS 210

(7) Courses fulfilling this requirement: PHED 132, PHED 141, PHED 142, PHED 144, PHED 149, PHED 250. Strongly advised to take PHED 250.

(8) ARTS 133, ARTS 135 or as approved by department chair.