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Criminal Justice Technology - Forensic Science Degree

Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures.

Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.


Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
ACA-111 - College Student Success 1
-OR- ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
CJC-111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC-131 - Criminal Law 3
CJC-144 - Crime Scene Processing 3
CJC-251 - Forensic Chemistry I 4
Total Credit Hours 14/14

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
BIO-110 - Principles of Biology 4
CJC-121 - Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC-146 - Trace Evidence 3
CJC-221 - Investigative Principles 4
CJC-113 - Juvenile Justice 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
CJC-212 - Ethics & Community Relations 3
CJC-112 - Criminology 3
CJC-244 - Footwear and Tire Imprint 3
CJC-245 - Friction Ridge Analysis 3
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
CJC-214 - Victimology 3
CJC-246 - Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis 3
CJC-231 - Constitutional Law 3
CJC-250 - Forensic Biology I 3
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 15