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Forensic Science Studies, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5619
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau​
Amstuz 300, (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. FSCI 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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, Regents chemistry Fall and Spring Students transferring in from other institutions and other Hudson Valley students 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.

Total Credits Required: 62

Major Requirements*

*   or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
** Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Restricted Elective I Credits: 6

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. The courses must also be from two different areas: AH, OC, WC, FL or AR.

(3) Restricted Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Courses fulfilling this requirement:

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 18

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 14

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