Crime Scene Technology

Crime Scene Technology

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* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

NYUS’s Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology prepares students with competencies in the areas of locating, preserving, developing, collecting, analyzing and presenting physical evidence utilizing modern methods used in the field and laboratory for forensic identification.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet NYUS’s mission and its objectives:

  • To provide students with a comprehensive background in American courts, police and correctional organizations.
  • To instruct students in the principles, concepts and theories of investigating crimes.
  • To introduce students to basic courtroom procedures and protocols.
  • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level positions as crime scene technologists.

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology, students must earn 65.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Crime Scene Technology Major Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Crime Scene and Evidence Photography 4.0 credit hours
Crime Scene Procedures 4.0 credit hours
Communications and Writing for Crime Scene Professionals 4.0 credit hours
Crime Scene Safety 4.0 credit hours
Legal Aspects of Crime Scene Careers 4.0 credit hours
Hazardous and Unusual Crime Scenes 4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Forensic Science 4.0 credit hours
Fingerprint Identification and Development 4.0 credit hours
Biological Evidence 4.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 26.0 credit hours )

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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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