Feb 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total Program Credits (60 Credits)


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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