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Forensic Science Studies (A.S.)

Forensic Science Studies is an interdisciplinary degree designed for those who want to find careers as forensic science lab technicians. You will learn how to apply scientific principles to physical evidence.

Forensic scientists work primarily in laboratories, but a number do go out to crime scenes. Many recent graduates of the program have found employment at the NY State Police Forensics Investigation Center.

This program is offered through the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department.

Entrance and Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • Qualified students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Students must take CRJS 245 Forensic Science I at Hudson Valley.
  • The Forensic Science program has dedicated laboratory facilities on the third floor of Amstuz Science Hall.
  • Graduates will have an opportunity to transfer seamlessly to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, one of the world's forensic science leaders.
  • Hudson Valley Community College and The College of Saint Rose recently signed several transfer agreements that allow qualified students to transfer directly from the community college into Saint Rose's baccalaureate programs in Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science and Criminal Justice.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.

Outcomes

This is primarily a transfer program as most graduates continue their education to complete a bachelor's degree and beyond.

Recent graduates have continued their education at The University at Albany and The College of Saint Rose. The college also has transfer agreements with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Russell Sage College and Eastern Kentucky University.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Forensic Scientist, $56,320.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, contact:

Ann B. Geisendorfer
Department Chair
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300
(518) 629-7342
Email: fss@hvcc.edu

For more information about admission to this program, contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309