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  Feb 01, 2023
 
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Forensic Science: Associate of Arts concentration in Criminal Justice


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The Associate of Arts degree 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 following this concentration will be required to complete the 42-hour core Curriculum. In addition, students will be required to complete 18 hours of criminal justice courses and 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.

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Criminal Justice: Associate of Arts concentration in Criminal Justice  

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 62)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Select 2 courses from the Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core 

Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Additional Communications (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (90) Core 

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

NOTES:


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.
CIP Code: 43.0104
Major Code: CJFR

 

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