Biotechnology: Forensic Science Option

The forensic science option of the biotechnology program will prepare student for entry-level positions in forensics such as crime scene technician.   Apply & Register Program Details

The forensic science option of the biotechnology program will prepare student for entry-level positions in forensics such as crime scene technician.

 


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science  4
BIT-102 Introduction to Biotechnology 1
CHM-145 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus2 4
    16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II3 3
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science4 4
FSC-110 Introduction to Forensic Osteology5 4
...-... Diversity - Social Science General Education Elective 3
    14
Summer Semester
CHM-112 Chemistry II: Science6 4
    4
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-240 Genetics7 4
BIT-201 Applications in Biotechnology8 4
CHM-221 Organic Chemistry I 9 4
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    13
Second Semester
BIT-202 Instrumental Analysis10 4
BIT-200 Fundamentals of Biochemistry11 4
FSC-120 Introduction to Forensic Toxicology12 4
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    13
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG 101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Must test into MTH-125 or take all appropriate prerequisites
3 Prerequisite: ENG-101
4 Prerequisite: CHM-010 and MTH-124 or MTH-125
5 Prerequisite: CHM-145
6 Prerequisite: CHM-111
7 Prerequisites: BIO-111 and CHM-111
8 Prerequisites: BIO-221, BIT-102 and CHM-112; Co-requisites: BIO-240
9 Prerequisite: CHM-112
10 Prerequisites: BIT-102, CHM-112 and CHM-221
11 Prerequisites: BIO-111 and CHM-221; Co-requisite BIO-240
12 Prerequisite: CHM-145 and one 4 credit CHM course

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze data using mathematical and fundamental forensic science principles.
  2. Explain the principles of forensic science in both written and oral formats.
  3. Use computer integrated instrumentation to analyze forensic evidence.

Employment Opportunities

  • Crime lab
  • Biotech lab
  • Pharmaceutical lab

Special Program Requirements

A student in the biotechnology Forensic Science Option must earn a grade of “C” or better in all science, biotechnology and forensics courses to be eligible for the FSC.AAS degree.

Transfer Opportunities

Contact Person

William T. Lavell
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4478
email: wlavell@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

41.0101

Program Code

FSC.AAS