May 19, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Planner for Forensic Studies - Forensic Police Science (A.A.S.)

Title of Major: Forensic Studies - Forensic Police Science, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60


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Purpose: Prepares students for careers in the area of criminal investigation and forensic science. Provides students with an educational opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in forensic studies and is a transfer program for students planning to pursue a bachelor degree in forensic science at another college or university. Prepares students with a continuous and thorough accumulation of knowledge in the field of criminal justice and forensic science.

Additional Program Requirements

Students are expected to participate with their advisor in tailoring a mix of electives that will satisfy their own needs with respect to immediate and long-term employment.

Faculty Contact ( Tyrone Powers

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 111-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1  OR
ENG 115-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 for Non-Native Speakers  OR
ENG 121-Composition and Literature  
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the English composition general education requirement.
3 credit hours    
MAT 133-Finite Mathematics  OR
MAT 135-Statistics  
3 credit hours    
SOC 111-Introduction to Sociology  
3 credit hours     
BIO 101-Fundamentals of Biology   4 credit hours     
CJS 111-Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
HEA 150-Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED  OR
EMT 104-Emergency Medical Responder  
3 credit hours    
LGS 215-Criminal Law  
(formerly listed as CJS 215; you have already satisfied this requirement if you have taken CJS 215)
3 credit hours     
CJS 225-Criminal Justice Ethics   3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Sciences, Computer Technology or Mathematics GER
See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for approved courses.
3 credit hours    
Elective (consult with an advisor) 3 credit hours    


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
LGS 216-Criminal Evidence and Procedure  
(formerly listed as CJS 216; you have already satisfied this requirement if you have taken CJS 216)
3 credit hours     
CJS 222-Investigation and Criminalistics  
4 credit hours     
PHL 141-Introduction to Logic   3 credit hours     
PSY 111-Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours     


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