Forensic Science Technology (Degree)

Program Description

The Forensic Science technology program prepares students for various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain knowledge and skills in this program that will prepare them for entrance, retention, or advancement into careers such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and general forensic science, or criminal justice fields.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FST3
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 7 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 68

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration OR3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Choose One: (Required)3
PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology OR
POLS 1101American Government
Second Term
MATH 1111College Algebra (Required)3
SPCH 1101Public Speaking (Required)3
Humanities/Fine Arts elective - Choose one: (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101
Third Term
BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1
CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
FOSC 1206Introduction to Forensic Science3
Fourth Term
BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1
FOSC 2010Crime Scene Investigation I4
Elective(Choose one elective from the list below)3-4
Fifth Term
FOSC 2011Crime Scene Investigation II4
BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology3
BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab1
Elective(Choose one elective from list below)3-4
Sixth Term
CHEM 1211Chemistry I3
CHEM 1211LChemistry Lab I1
FOSC 2014Documentation and Report Preparation4
FOSC 2150Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony4
Seventh Term
CRJU 2050Criminal Procedures3
Elective(Choose one elective from list below)3-4
Electives: (only one may be CRJU 2060 or FOSC 2037)
CRJU 1062Methods of Criminal Investigation3
CRJU 1063Crime Scene Processing3
CRJU 2060Criminology3
FOSC 2012Forensic Trace Evidence4
FOSC 2028Bloodstain Pattern Analysis4
FOSC 2033Death Investigation3
FOSC 2035Forensic Photography4
FOSC 2037Victimology3
FOSC 2040Forensic Firearms and Toolmark Identification4
FOSC 2041Latent Print Examination4
FOSC 2200Forensic Firearm Injuries Dist. Firearm Safety4
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Faculty Advisors

Julie Gates
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Griffin Campus - Room 612

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107