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Criminal Justice: Forensics

Criminal Justice: Forensics

CSI has become a familiar term in today's society because of television and movies. In the real world, the use of forensic science is often used to link a suspect to a crime through various scientific techniques. People wishing to pursue a forensic science degree should develop an strong foundation in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Why GCC?

You will become comfortable with the basic principles of crime scene investigation and the scientific concepts and techniques used in the testing and preservation of evidence. You will also become experienced in basic laboratory procedures involving various branches of forensics, including:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Toxicology
  • Serology
  • Impression Evidence
  • Death Investigations

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Canisius College
  • Hilbert College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • SUNY College at Canton*

*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.