The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice/Forensic Science is the application of many different sciences to solve various legal systems related questions including both criminal and civil actions. Students with this concentration will be required to complete the 45-hour core Curriculum. In addition, students will be required to complete 12 hours of criminal justice courses and two forensic science courses with labs. The emphasis of the forensic science courses will be on crime scene investigation, analysis of crime scene evidence and forensic psychology. Students who are intending to transfer to a four-year institution must seek advisement with a Criminal Justice Program Advisor, on transfer agreements with specific universities.
Please note: Students following this degree plan will be awarded an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. *Check with the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at PAC are the courses that will apply to the appropriate degree.
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