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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Criminal Investigation, A.A.S.


Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5505
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300, (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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of academic math Fall and Spring A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer students and major changes. 70 or above

Total Credits Required: 61


Major Requirements*


*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Criminal Justice Elective Credits: 6


any Criminal Justice course will fulfill this requirement

(2) History Elective Credits: 3


Courses fulfilling this requirement:

or if student scored 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam

the following courses will also fulfill this requirement:

(5) Restricted Elective II Credits: 9


Courses fulfilling this requirement:

(6) Restricted Physical Education Elective Credits: 4


Courses fulfilling this requirement:

Strongly advised to take PHED 250 .

Total Credits Required: 61


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study


Term Total: 16


Second Term


Term Total: 16


Third Term


Term Total: 16


Fourth Term


Term Total: 13