The Science for Forensics (SFF) Associate in Science (AS) degree program is part of a joint program between Bronx Community College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice for students with a strong interest in science, law and public service. BCC graduates of the Science for Forensics AS program will continue their studies at John Jay College where they will earn a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science. To enter the Forensic Science program at John Jay, BCC graduates must have a 2.5 or better GPA in foundation coursework. Creation of this 2 + 2 partnership in forensic science opens up a new opportunity for New York City area students to receive an excellent education leading to exciting career paths. The SFF program provides future forensic scientists with the necessary scientific foundation and technical training in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, data collection and analysis, oral and written communication skills, teamwork and hands-on experience for successful, productive and rewarding careers in local, regional and national forensic science and chemistry based laboratories, major research centers, university facilities, government testing labs and public utilities.
Upon successful completion of the Science for Forensics program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate chemical knowledge to identify, analyze and evaluate chemical components of an unknown specimen.
- Compare scientific data utilizing learned critical thinking skills and strong science fundamentals in biology, chemistry and physics.
- Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, laboratory skills and inter-personal skills, required of entry-level Forensic Science technicians and general science technicians in related fields in the public and private sectors of commercial and governmental research, institutional, and commercial enterprises.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. John Molina