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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Forensic Studies, AA


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No. of Credits: 61
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

This program option** is designed for students with an academic and/or professional interest in a degree in forensic studies. It prepares students for careers in the area of forensic science and criminal investigation. The forensic studies program is designed for students planning to transfer to a fouryear institution and to complete a bachelor’s degree in forensic studies, criminal justice, criminology, homeland security, or a related field. It prepares students who plan to ultimately serve the community on a local, state, or national level in the field of law enforcement, corrections, crime labs, forensic research, forensic labs, detective, fire investigator, mobile crime lab, or private investigator.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security

Transfer Options:

The program of study is part of an articulated partnership with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Investigative Forensics through courses offered in Southern Maryland.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Contact the program coordinator.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Communication (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Interdisciplinary/emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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