May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Criminal Investigation, A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5505
Department Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau​
Brahan Hall, Room 219, (518) 629-7225

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2018 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

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: 62

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:

(4) Restricted Elective I 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:

(6) Restricted Physical Education Elective Credits: 4

Courses fulfilling this requirement:

Strongly advised to take PHED 250 .

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 16

Second Term

Term Total: 16

Third Term

Term Total: 17

Fourth Term

Term Total: 13