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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Forensic Science Studies
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5619
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 240, (518) 629-7342

The Forensic Science Studies program addresses the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science. Forensic Science is the application of science to the criminal justice system. The course of study focuses heavily on criminal justice and the sciences. The graduate will have an opportunity to transfer seamlessly to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, one of the world's forensic science leaders.

The A.S. Forensic Science Studies program is designed to prepare students to transfer into a Forensic Science bachelor’s degree program. There is no limitation of program acceptances, but students should apply early and be advised to ensure appropriate seats in the sciences.

Criminal Justice agencies require background checks for employment and internships.

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. CRJS 150 and CRJS 245 must be taken at Hudson Valley. The transfer student must have a minimum of 3.0 in chemistry and college-level math.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, Regents chemistry

Students transferring in from other institutions and other Hudson Valley programs who wish to be admitted to the program will be required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5. An interview with Department Chairperson is required for current Hudson Valley Community College students.

78 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $500.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 150
General Biology I 4
BIOL 151
General Biology II 4
CHEM 110
General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I I 4
CHEM 210
Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 211
Organic Chemistry II 4
CRJS 101
Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJS 150
Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
CRJS 245
Forensic Evidence 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 104
English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
PHYS 140 Physics I or 4
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
PHYS 141 Physics II or 4
PHYS 151 General Physics II  
Free Elective 3-4
Humanities Elective 3
Math Elective 4
Math or (1) Restricted Elective 4
(2) Restricted Crim. Just. Elective 3
(3) Restricted Socl. Sci. Elective 3
Total Credits Required
67-68

(1) Courses fulfilling this requirement: BIOL 205, BIOL 230, BIOL 275, BIOL 285, BIOL 290, CHEM 205 or any BIOL course with department chairperson approval.

(2) Courses fulfilling this requirement: CRJS 110, CRJS 120, CRJS 180, CRJS 181, CRJS 190, CRJS 204, CRJS 210, CRJS 231, CRJS 242, CRJS 247, CRJS 260, CRJS 270.

(3) Courses fulfilling this requirement: PSYC 100, SOCL 100.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 109 College Forum* (1)
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
CRJS 150 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Math Elective 4
  Term Total 14
Second Term
BIOL 150 General Biology I 4
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I I 4
CRJS 245 Forensic Evidence 3
ENGL 104 English Composition I Writing About Literature 3
  Math or Restricted Elective 4
  Term Total 18
Third Term
BIOL 151 General Biology II 4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
_______ PHYS 140 Physics I or 4
  PHYS 150 General Physics I  
_______ Restricted Socl. Sci. Elective 3
  Term Total 18
Fourth Term
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4
_______ PHYS 141 Physics II or 4
  PHYS 151 General Physics II  
_______ Free Elective 3-4
_______ Humanities Elective 3
_______ Restricted Crim. Just. Elective 3
  Term Total 17-18

*Required of first time, full-time students.