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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbook

Forensic Science, A.S.


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The A.S. degree in forensic science offers a curriculum which provides an eclectic education, preparing the student to pursue a baccalaureate degree after graduation from Casper College. In so doing, it attempts to develop skill areas that are desirable for employment or further study in forensic science: math, chemistry, biology and criminal justice. Forensic scientists typically have advanced degrees and work in laboratories. Some forensic scientists with B.S. degrees will find employment in major metropolitan areas as a crime scene technician.

NOTE: Criminal justice employment will almost always require the applicant to complete and pass a thorough background investigation. Students majoring in criminal justice should be aware that criminal history, substance abuse, mental illness, and significant financial problems may render them unemployable in a criminal justice agency. Likewise, students should make every effort to safeguard their reputations while attending college. Many criminal justice agencies also have physical fitness requirements that candidates for certain positions must be able to pass. In addition, some agencies have maximum age standards for entry level positions.

Recommended Curriculum


General Education (Minimum 32 hours)


General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation


  • Included in the major requirements below

3. Relationship with the World


4. General Education Electives


  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Note:


Major courses listed are designed to fit a variety of transfer programs. Students transferring to specific Baccalaureate programs at other institutions should provide their academic advisor with a copy of that program to ensure proper transfer of courses (some substitution of courses will be allowed).

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:


A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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