The Forensics Option is a two-pronged approach to employment in the Criminal Justice field. On the one hand, the Option will prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of law enforcement on the local, state, and federal level. On the other hand, the Option will prepare students for successful transfer to other institutions of higher learning where they will obtain the baccalaureate degree necessary for employment in criminal laboratories.
The program will provide an academic and learning experience that promotes common sense, ethics, civic responsibility, cultural appreciation, and respect for diversity. These characteristics are inherent issues and will be discussed in every required course in the program. The program has a strong connection with the community. Representatives of some area agencies such as the State Police Crime Lab have served as advisors in the development of the program to ensure that it contributes to the production of an educated and trained work force that responds to the needs of the region.
Specifically, the Forensics Option is designed to prepare students for the successful transfer to other institutions of higher learning as well as for entry level job opportunities in the field of law enforcement. It provides the essential skills required to gain and to maintain employment at entry level positions as police officers on the state and local level as well as Federal law enforcement officers.
General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.