Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Planner for Forensic Studies - Forensic Scientist (A.A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Forensic Studies - Forensic Scientist, A.A.S.

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

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute


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 ( Darian Senn-Carter

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1 
Students may substitute ENG 101A  for ENG 101
3 credit hours    
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
3 credit hours     
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  
3 credit hours     
Biological and Physical Sciences GER  
3 credit hours    
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR
COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers  
3 credit hours    
CHE 111 - General Chemistry 1  
4 credit hours     
CJS 250 - Introduction to Forensic Science  
4 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Wellness Requirement  
HEA 150 - Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED  
EMT 104 - Emergency Medical Care, CPR & AED  
3 credit hours    
CHE 112 - General Chemistry 2  
4 credit hours     
Technology Requirement  
CTP 103  is recommended. This requirement may also be satisfied by CLEP exam. 
3 credit hours    
PHY 111 - Fundamentals of Physics 1  OR
PHY 211 - General Physics 1  
4 credit hours    
Elective (consult with an advisor) 2 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CJS 137 - Clinical Forensics   3 credit hours     
CJS 222 - Investigation and Criminalistics  
4 credit hours     
PHY 112 - Fundamentals of Physics 2  OR
PHY 212 - General Physics 2  
4 credit hours    
CHE 113 - Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry  
4 credit hours     


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