Science, Technologies, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Academy

Queensborough Academy
Recent advances in chemistry, biology and computer science have created new opportunities in fields such as forensic science and criminalistics. This program provides a science-based foundation for students to transfer to John Jay College of Criminal Justice (minimum GPA of 2.5 required) and receive their Bachelor of Science degree.

Science for Forensic Science (A.S.)

Dual/joint Degree Program with John Jay

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II Take EN 101 & 102 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning Required: MA 441* 4
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences Required: CH 151* 4.5
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A to II.D – Select any three courses, no more than one course per category** 9
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World Required: BI 201* 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E Required: CH 152* 4.5
Subtotal 32
CH 251 Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 252 Organic Chemistry II 5
BI 202 General Biology II 4
MA 442 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4
PH 411/ PH 412/ PH 413 Calculus Physics I, II, III 10
Subtotal 28
Total 60

Prior to entering the junior year at John Jay, students must complete the John Jay course CHE 220, Quantitative Analysis, which is a pre-requisite for the fall semester junior course, CHE 320 Instrumental Analysis I. CHE 220 is offered every term at John Jay, including both five-week summer sessions.

*Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
**Whichever flexible core category is not fulfilled at QCC will be completed at John Jay, as stipulated by the waiver granted by CUNY.
All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.