The Forensic Science Transfer Option is for those who are interested in forensic science, and plan to either find employment as a technician in the field or transfer to a four-year school.
What will you learn?
The Forensic Science degree is for those who are interested in forensic science and plan to either find employment as a technician in the field or transfer to a four-year school.
Upon completion of this degree students will be able to:
- Practice good laboratory techniques ensuring safety, quality control, and quality assurance.
- Create well-organized, informed, and effective written reports and scientific articles.
- Supply informed, concise, and unbiased expert witness testimony.
- Properly collect, preserve, and process evidence using various scientific techniques.
- Explain the methods and procedures applied to identify and characterize DNA from biological samples.
Careers in the field can include crime scene processing, criminalistics, forensic biology, and forensic chemistry. Students selecting this major should be advised that employers in Forensic Science related occupational fields conduct both CORI (Criminal Offense Record Act) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Informational) checks pursuant to Chapter 6, Sections 172-178 of the Massachusetts General Laws related regulations.
What will you do?
Continue your education at a four-year college or university, or enter the workforce! Careers for forensic scientists include:
- Document Analysis
- Forensic Psychiatry
61 total credits
21 credits General Education Requirements + 28 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 50% can be completed on line.
General Education Requirements
Students will select a track to follow and complete the courses for that track.
FORENSIC BIOLOGY TRACK:
BIO 107 and BIO 108 and FRS 201
FORENSIC CHEMISTRY TRACK:
FRS 201 and CHM 221 and CHM 222
FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY or ANTROPOLOGY TRACK:
BIO 107 or BIO 108 or FRS 110 or FRS 111
Introduction to Forensic Science, FRS 101: Degree seeking students only.
Forensic DNA Analysis, FRS 201: Contact Coordinator for information about next offering.This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.