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**

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-421: General Calculus Physics I3 5
PH-422: General Calculus Physics II3 5
Subtotal 28

Total Credits Required


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-421 and PH-422.

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.

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

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
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

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 April 13, 2021.

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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