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Forensic Science Technology, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The mission of the Forensic Science Technology program at Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology is to provide our students with a strong foundation in the natural and physical sciences. This includes not only theoretical didactic delivery, but also a wealth of hands-on laboratory-based forensic analytical techniques.

Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions as laboratory technicians, scientists, or examiners in a variety of governmental, institutional, and industrial settings, or with the background necessary for successful transfer into graduate-level programs in the forensic, biological, and chemical sciences or related subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the scientific principles of chemistry, biology, and physics to specific applications in forensic science.
  • Explain and show competency in basic chemical and biological lab procedures, including the identification of and the synthesis of various compounds and the forensic analysis of DNA.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities, use, potential, and limitations of various laboratory instrumental techniques widely utilized in forensic science.
  • Recognize and use appropriate professional and ethical behavior as defined by the forensic science community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles of crime scene investigation and reconstruction, including evidence collection, preservation, and documentation.

Career

  • Government crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices
  • Private forensic testing laboratories
  • Industrial laboratories employing chemical or biological technologists
  • Quality control/quality assurance positions in testing laboratories

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Freshman Composition
  • Effective Speaking
  • College Physics 
  • General Education Elective
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • College Physics 
  • Statistical Methods & Analysis
  • General Education Elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.
  • Recommended: Physics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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