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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Science, Science Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Forensic Science

General Education - 38 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (from 2 different disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Program Electives - 16 Credits

Choose 16 credits from the following:

General Electives - 8 Credits

Choose 8 credits. The following courses are recommended:

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 62*

Note: Students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s program should seek recommendations for their CCBC coursework from Department and transfer coordinators of the institutions to which they intend to transfer. The courses listed above meet the transfer requirements of the University of Baltimore and Mountain State University (West Virginia); however, students generally are required to meet other requirements such as an overall B average, a B or better in all Science courses, a clean criminal record, no history of drug use, and ability to pass a polygraph test and background check.

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 63 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. apply forensic science and biological principles required for entry into a four-year degree program at a college of university with a Forensic Science degree;
  2. make and record observations and accurate measurements in an investigative laboratory setting using the scientific method;
  3. communicate the results of laboratory investigations, orally and in writing, in a thorough and accurate manner;
  4. use technology to gather and analyze data and/or to perform calculations used in the study of forensic science; and
  5. develop and apply scientific literacy to forensic science.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to prepare students to transfer to colleges and universities that offer a four-year degree with a major in Forensic Science. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. The following courses are typically required to transfer to the University of Baltimore Forensic Science Program. Students planning to transfer to other colleges should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor at the transfer institution for information about specific requirements.

Criminal Justice:
Students interested in the fields of law enforcement, criminalistics, juvenile services, private security, parole and probation, corrections and law should consider the “Criminal Justice program ” listed in the “Programs of Study” sections of this catalog. The CCBC Criminal Justice program does not prepare a student for a career in the forensic sciences.

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