Dual/Joint Degree Program with John Jay

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-441: Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. CH-151: General Chemistry1 4.5
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B, 2C., 2D.

Select any three courses from 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D.2

No more than one course per category**

9
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. BI-201: General Biology I1 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. CH-152: General Chemistry II1 4.5
Subtotal 32

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
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-401: General Calculus Physics A3 5
PH-402: General Calculus Physics B3 5
Subtotal 28

Total Credits Required

60

1 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.

2 Whichever Flexible Core category is not fulfilled at Queensborough will be completed at John Jay, as stipulated by the waiver granted by CUNY.

3 Continuing students may complete the 3-course sequence (PH-411, PH-412 and PH-413) for PH-401 and PH-402.

4 In addition to the required 60-credit program at Queensborough Community College, students will need to take a four-credit John Jay course, Chemistry 220, Quantitative Analysis, to enter John Jay as juniors. This course is a prerequisite for junior year laboratories at John Jay and will be offered each summer at John Jay as a bridge course into the B.S. in Forensic Science.

NOTE: Students are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or better in the foundation mathematics and science courses to graduate from the program.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. in Science for Forensic Science – Dual/Joint with John Jay, B.S. in Forensic Science

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 441 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

4

Pre-req.: MA 440 Pre-Calculus ( 4 credits)

CH 151 General Chemistry 1

(Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences)

4.5

Pre-req.: MA 119 College Algebra (3 credits) and MA 121 Trigonometry (1 credit) or placement

Flexible Core one course from *

2. A, World Cultures and Global Issues OR

2.B. US in its Diversity OR

2. C. Creative Expression OR

2. D. Individual & Society

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

14.5

 

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

MA 442 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

4

Pre-req.: MA 441 with grade of C or better

CH 152 General Chemistry II (Flexible Core course from 2. A, B, C, D, or E)

4.5

Pre-req.: CH 151

PH-421 Calculus Physics I

5

Pre-req.: MA 440 or equivalent; co-req.: MA 441

Total credits for the term

16.5


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BI 201 General Biology I (Flexible Core 2.E.)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

CH 251 Organic Chemistry I

5

Co-req.: CH 152 or permission of department

PH-422 Calculus Physics II

5

Pre-req.: PH 421 with grade of C or better; co-req.: MA 442; MA 443 is waived for this program

Total credits for the term

14


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BI 202 General Biology II

4

Pre-req.: BI 201

CH 251 Organic Chemistry I

5

Pre-req.: CH 251

Flexible Core one course from 2. A, B, C, or D*

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core one course from 2. A, B, C, or D *

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15

Total credits required for the A.S. in Science for Forensics: 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.

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  3. *Each of these Flexible Core courses should be selected from a different category (A, B, C, or D). Whichever flexible core category is not fulfilled at QCC will be completed at John Jay, as stipulated by the waiver granted by CUNY.
  4. Students who do not place into MA 441 (Analytical Geometry and Calculus I) will need to take pre-requisite credit courses, indicated above, which do not count toward the program requirements.
  5. Indicate If Any Courses Are Offered Only In Fall Or Spring Semesters

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.S. in Science for Forensic Science leading to the B.S. in Forensic Science at John Jay College Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the concepts and methods of the foundation mathematics and sciences courses required for transfer to the junior year in Forensic Science at John Jay College: general chemistry, organic chemistry, general biology, calculus, and calculus physics.
  2. Apply concepts learned in the classroom and make conclusions based on scientific thinking
  3. Work collaboratively in the laboratory to acquire and analyze data and to solve problems
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities as they relate to the sciences

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