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Forensic Chemistry

Curriculum Pathway Leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for Students Seeking a Transfer Degree to A 4-Year Institution:

Dean:   Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Ron Budhram

Mission

The Department of Forensic Chemistry supports the mission of the college and of the Division of Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer Technology by providing transfer education, career education, and general education opportunities. The faculty is committed to providing a learning environment in which students are exposed to a variety of teaching methods and active learning experiences.

The goal for this program is continuation of degree in forensic, chemistry, dentistry, pre-law, pre-med, environmental science, etc.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra or
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
  Humanities Core Elective
3
  Humanities Core Elective
3
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 different disciplines)
CRJS0201 Criminal Investigation I
3
SOSC0134 Criminology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science courses from at least two disciplines (lecture with lab)
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab
5
  Biology Elective
4-5
Total
9-10
 
Foreign Language Requirement
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
 
Total General Education Requirements:
39-41
 
Forensic Chemistry Requirements
CHEM0101 Introduction to Forensic Science and Laboratory
5
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II with Lab*
5
CHEM0201 Forensic Science Analytical Techniques*
3
  Physics Elective*
4-5
  Electives
6
Total
23-24
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Forensic Chemistry Degree
62-65

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.