DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FORENSIC SCIENCE



Bachelor Of Science Degree In Criminal Justice

Program Of Study

Bachelor Of Science In Forensic Science

Program Of Study





The Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. These degree programs prepare students for professional employment in the Criminal Justice system, Forensic Science and/or for graduate studies in criminal justice, Forensic Science and law. The curriculum is both broad and flexible enough to permit students to pursue course work in a wide variety of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science topics cutting across law enforcement, courts, corrections, research, policy analysis, planning and operations and laboratory analysis/management. Students are encouraged to take internships in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science labs, social service and/or human service agencies.


A minor in Criminal Justice studies, requiring 18 hours of designated study, is also offered with a concentration in the core curriculum.


The Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Department also has established 2+2 programs that permit students at selected area two-year colleges to transfer to the baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at Albany State University without loss of credit.




BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Area



Credit hours

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Insitutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics


6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech


10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

Prerequisite

18

CRJU 1100

Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 hrs)



Select 15 hours




CRJU 2210

Introduction to Criminal Procedure and Law (3 hrs)


CRJU 2400

Report Writing& Research Skills (3 hrs)



SOCI 2601

Urban Social Problems (3 hrs)



PSYC 2203

The Profession of  Psychology (3 hrs)



ECON 2201

Survey of Economics (3 hrs)



ENGL 2112/2204/2298



POLS 2102

Introduction to Law (3 hrs)



POLS 2101

Introduction to Political Science (3 hrs)



Any Foreign Language (3 hrs)



SOWK 2412

Introduction to Social Work (3 hrs)



SSCI 2402

Microcomp. in the Soc. Sciences or CSCI 1101 (3 hrs)


CRJU 2210 and CRJU 2400 Strongly recommended for Criminal Justice Majors (3 hrs)





Above The Core



(5 hours)





Area G: major requirements


(45 hours)

CRJU 2200

Intro. to Law Enforcement


3

CRJU 2800

American Correctional Systems


3

CRJU 2900

Criminology


3

CRJU 3200

Juvenile Justice System


3

CRJU 3410

Criminal Justice Research


3

CRJU 3530

Criminal Justice Ethics & Prof.


3

CRJU 4210

Philosophy of Law& Punishment


3

CRJU 4530

Comparative Criminology


3

CRJU 4630

Race, Gender & CRJU System


3

CRJU 4650

U.S. Court Systems


3

CRJU 4999

Senior Capstone Seminar


3

Criminal Justice Electives

(Select 12 Hours)



(9 hours must be 3000-4000 level) from below:



FOSC 2110

Survey of Forensic Science for NON-Forensic Science Majors

3

CRJU 2500

Constitution Procedure


3

CRJU 2600

Juvenile Delinquency


3

CRJU 2700

Police Community Relations


3

CRJU 2910

Organization and Administration


3

CRJU 3000

Global Terrorism


3

CRJU 3300

Comp. International Legal System


3

FOSC 3030

Criminal Evidence and Court Proc


3

CRJU 4130

Law Enforcement & Legal Proces


3

CRJU 4340

Corrections & Legal Process


3

CRJU 4350

Treat & Evaluations in Corrections


3

CRJU 4360

Community-Based Corrections


3

CRJU 4510

Organized and White Collar Crimes


3

CRJU 4520

Drugs and Crimes


3

CRJU 4610

Internship (3-12 hours)


3

CRJU 4620

Special Topics in CRJ


3





Area H:



(15 hours)

SOCI

Upper Level Courses (3000-4000)




SOCI 3370 & 3371 will NOT fulfill upper level requirements.

3

POLS

Upper Level Courses (3000-4000)


3

Statistics Course

ECON, SOCI, PSYC or SOWK 4300 OR CRJU 3420


3

General Electives



6





Total required for graduation


(125 hours)




PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

125 semester hours

Freshman






Fall



Spring



ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

HEDP

Intro. to Wellness

1

COMM 1101

Fund. of Public Speaking

3

HIST 1002

Intro. to the African Diasp.

2

ASU 1201

Found. of College Success

2

BIOL 1112K

Intro. to Biological Sci.

4

BIOL 1111K

Intro. to Bio. Sciences

4

POLS 1101

U.S. & GA Gov.

3




CRJU 1100

Intro. to Criminal Justice

3

Total


(15hrs)

Total


(16 hrs)







Sophomore






Fall



Spring



HIST 1111

Survey of World History I

3

PSYC 1101

General Psychology

3

SOCI 2011

Principles of Sociology

3

ENGL 2111

World Literature I

3

CRJU 2400

Report Writing & Research Skills

3

Area C

Choice

3

CRJU 2210

Intro. to Crim. Procedure

3

Area D

Choice

3

SSCI 2402

Micro. In the Soc. Sciences

3

PEDH


1

PEDH


1

CRJU 2200

Intro. Law Enforcement

3

Total


(16 hrs)

Total


(16 hrs)







Junior Year






Fall



Spring



CRJU 2600

Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

3

Upper Criminal Justice choice

12

CRJU 2800

American Correctional Systems

3

PEDH


1

CRJU 2900

Criminology

3

CRJU 3420

CRJU Statistics

3

CRJU 3410

Criminal Justice Research

3




CRJU 3530

CRJU Ethics & Professionalism

3




Total


(15 hrs)

Total


(16 hrs)







Senior Year






Fall



Spring



Upper Sociology


3

General Electives

7

POLS

Choice

3

CRJU 4650

US Court Systems

3

CRJU  4210

Philosophy of Law & Punish

3

CRJU 4999

Senior Capstone Seminar

3

CRJU 3530

Comparative Criminology

3

Upper Level Criminal Justice

3

CRJU 4630

Sr. Capstone Seminar

3




Total


(15 hrs)

Total


(16 hrs)




FORENSIC SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

       

The Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science is the only four-year Forensic Science degree program in Georgia and is housed in the Department of   Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. Our Forensic Science program is accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFC) accreditation body-Forensic Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), Forensic Science is the application of scientific methods to crime scene investigation and criminal prosecution. The program is interdisciplinary and is based on the natural sciences; chemistry, physics and biology. This program prepares students for professional careers in crime laboratories as criminalists, trace evidence specialists, serologists, DNA specialists, toxicologists, drug analysts, firearms and fingerprint examiners, staff photographers and evidence technicians.



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE


MAJOR EXIT EXAM        FOSC 4201 L

(No Minimum or Maximum Required Score)

The Academic requirements for Forensic Science program have been modified and specific admission criteria have been developed as recommended   by the American Academy of Forensic Science's (AAFS) Forensic Science Education Programs Commission (FEPAC)


Requirements for Specific admission Criteria for Forensic Science Majors:

  1. Completion of 32 hours of the core curriculum with a minimum grade of C in each course and institutional requirements.
  2. Completion of General Chemistry I and II (Chem 1211 and Chem 1212) and Organic Chem I, Intro/Prin of Physics I and II with a minimum grade of C.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5

Area



Credit hours

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Insitutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics


6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech


10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

Prerequisite

18

FOSC 2100

Intro to FOSC w/lab


3

FOSC 2120

Forensic Photography


3

CHEM 2301

Organic Chemistry I


4

CHEM 2302

Organic Chemistry II


4

Select Any One




CHEM 2351

Quantitative Analysis


4

BIOL 2111

General Biology


4





Above The Core



(5 hours)





AREA G  - Supporting Courses for the Major


(23 hours)

Minimum one course (3 or 4 hr) required in each of CHEM, PHYS, BIOL, and MATH or SOC Groups (I-IV)

Group I




CHEM 3250

Biochemistry



CHEM 3221

Physical Chemistry I



CHEM 3222

Physical Chemistry II



Group II




PHYS 2221

Principles of Physics I and



PHYS 2222

Principles of Physics II or



PHYS 1111

Introductory Physics I and



PHYS 1122

Introductory Physics II



Group III




BIOL 3101

Environmental Biology



BIOL 3501

Principles of Genetics



BIOL 4701

Cell and Molecular Biology



Group IV




CRJU  3420

Research Statistics



SOCI  4300

Behavioral Statistics







AREA H - Forensic Science Courses


(37 hours)

Required all courses below:



FOSC 2130

Crime Scene Investigation I



MATH 1211

Calculus I



FOSC 3020

Forensic Micro of Trace (w/lab)



FOSC 3030

Criminal Evid. & Court Proc



FOSC 4040

Forensic Sero & DNA (w/lab)



FOSC 4050

Forensic Chemistry (w/lab)



FOSC 4060

SEM-EDX of Trace Evid (w/lab)



FOSC 4201L

Evidence Analysis & Research I



FOSC/CRJU 4999

Senior Capstone Seminar



Specialization Areas



CRJU 1100

Introduction to Criminal Justice



FOSC 2140

Crime Scene Investigation II



FOSC 3100

International Forensic DNA



FOSC 3200

Bio-Terrorism and Biotechnology



FOSC 4120

Electron Optics (w/lab)



FOSC 4130

Expert Witness at Mock Trial



FOSC 4140

Fingerprint Technology (w/lab)



FOSC 4150

Evid. Proc. for Med. Techs. (w/lab)



FOSC 4160

Evidence Collection (w/lab)  Study/Chemistry Seminar


FOSC 2140

Crime Scene Investigation II







Total required for graduation


(125 hours)




PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

125 semester hours

Freshman Year






Fall



Spring



ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3

MATH 1111

College algebra

3

CHEM 1212

General Chemistry II

4

COMM 1101

Fund. Of Public Speaking

3

MATH 1211/2212

Pre Calculus/Calculus 1

3 or 4

ASU 1201

Found. of College Success

2

HIST 1002

Intro to African Diaspora

2

CHEM 1211

General Chemistry I

4

POLS 1101

US & Georgia Govt.

3

Total


(15 hrs)

Total


(15-16 hrs)













Sophomore






Fall



Spring



CHEM 2301

Organic Chemistry I

4

HIST Area E

1111-2/ 2111-3, Select one History

3

PHYS

1111/2221 Intro. Physics I


PHYS

1122/2222 Intro. Physics II


/Principles of physics I

4


/Principles of physics II

4

PEDH

1001-1007 (Above the Core)

1

CHEM 2302

Organic Chemistry II

4

BIOL

Area G, from Part III

4

FOSC

2100/2000 Intro to Fos. Sci.

3

ENG 2111

World Literature

3

PEDH/HEDP

1001-1007, (Above the Core)

1

Total


(16 hrs)

Total


(15hrs)







Junior Year






Fall




Spring


CRJU 1100

Intro. to Criminal Justice

3

CHEM 3250

Biochemistry

4

CRJU/SOCI

Area G, from Part IV

3

FOSC 2120

Forensic Photography

3

FOSC 2130

Crime Scene Investigation I

3

FOSC 2140

Crime Scene Investigation II

3

PEDH/HEDP

1001-1007 (select one)

1

Area E

Select One other than History

3

FOSC 3030

Crim. Evid. & Court Proc

3

PHYS 2100

Computer applications

3

Area E

Select one other than History

3




Total


(16 hrs)

Total


(16 hrs)







Senior Year






Fall




Spring


FOSC 3020

Forensic Micro of Trace (w/Lab

3

FOSC

Area H, Select one from the Specialization

3-Jan

Area G

Select one from Part I

4

FOSC 4201L

Evidence Anal/Research

3

FOSC 4040

Fos. Serology & DNA


Area C

World Literature II


Tech.

3


or any of the languages

3

FOSC 4050

Forensic Chemistry

3

FOSC /CRJU

4999 Senior Capstone seminar

3

FOSC 4060

SEM-EDX of Trace Evidence

3

Area G

Select one from Part I/II/III/IV

4

Total


(16 hrs)

Total


(15-16 hrs)