Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Math Education
Master of Science in Nursing
BS in Criminal Justice
The Department of Criminal Justice offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. These degree programs prepare students for professional employment in the criminal justice system, Forensic Science and/or for graduate studies in criminal justice, Forensic Science and law. The curriculum is both broad and flexible enough to permit students to pursue course work in a wide variety of criminal justice and Forensic Science topics cutting across law enforcement, courts, corrections, research, policy analysis, planning and operations and laboratory analysis/management.. Students are encouraged to take internships in criminal justice, Forensic Science labs, social service and/or human service agencies.
A minor in Criminal Justice studies, requiring 18 hours of designated study, is also offered with a concentration in the core curriculum.
The Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Department also has established 2+2 programs that permit students at selected area two-year colleges to transfer to the baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at Albany State University without loss of credit.Top
BS in Forensic Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science is the only four-year degree program in Georgia and is housed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. Forensic Science is the application of scientific methods to crime scene investigation and criminal prosecution. The program is interdisciplinary and is based on the natural sciences; chemistry, physics and biology. This program prepares students for professional careers in crime laboratories as criminalists, trace evidence specialists, serologists, DNA specialists, toxicologists, drug analysts, firearms and fingerprint examiners, staff photographers and evidence technicians.
The Academic requiements for Forensic Science program have been modified and specific admission criteria have been developed as recommended by the American Academy of Forensic Science's (AAFS) Forensic Science Education Programs Commision (FEPAC)
Requirements for Specific admission Critera for Forensic Science Majors:
BS in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with emphasis in mathematics, Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with emphasis in business, the Bachelor of Applied Science with emphasis in Computer Information Systems and offers graduate courses to support the Master of Education degree with concentration in mathematics. The Department also provides courses in support of the curriculums of other departments at the University and minor programs in mathematics and computer science. The minor programs are designed for those students interested in pursuing graduate study or the wide variety of careers in the fields of mathematics and computer science. Students in computer science may choose to concentrate in business or mathematics. To be admitted to the department as a major, the student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher.
The major in mathematics provides course work that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. In addition to the general institutional requirements, the major in mathematics is required to complete 60 semester hours in major courses which include six (6) hours of foreign language, a computer science elective and general electives.
B.S. in Computer Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in computer science is for those students who want to combine mathematics and computer science. In addition to the general institutional requirements, the major completes 60 semester hours in major courses which include 30 hours in computer science and 18 hours in mathematics courses, including Calculus 1, Calculus II, and Calculus III and 12 hours in electives. The Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with business emphasis is for those students who want to combine computer science and business. In addition to the general institutional requirements, the major completes 60 semester hours in major courses, which include 31 hours in computer science courses and 15 hours in business courses. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a cooperative program between Albany State University and Albany Technical College that allows qualified students to earn 99 quarter hours at Albany Technical College and then transfer to Albany State University to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree with emphasis in Computer Information Systems. While at Albany Technical College students will complete the Computer Information System Program or equivalent courses. Upon admission to Albany State University students will be granted 42 semester hours of credit for technical courses. Additionally, students may transfer up to 60 semester hours of credit to Albany State to satisfy Areas A, B, C, D, and E of the Core Curriculum.
All majors must complete a minimum of 125 semester hours. All majors and minors in the department must achieve a grade of 'C' or better in all mathematics, science, and computer science and business courses. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 is required for graduation. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE-Subject) is also required for graduation.
B.S. in Applied Science
We will replace this program by an online BS in Information Technology program. More details coming soon.
B.S. in Biology
The major in biology provides courses and course sequences leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in biology. The program prepares a student for professional careers and employment in biological sciences and teaching in the area of biology. Flexibility and design of the program aids in preparation for entrance into graduate, medical, pharmacy and dental schools, as well as other professional schools. Students interested in attending medical and dental schools choose from a select number of biology and chemistry courses and are advised by the Pre-Health Advisor. Students majoring in biology must complete a minimum of 32 hours in biology, including Biology 2111K, 2112K, 2211K, 2311K, 3101K, 3501K, 4001, 4222 and 4701K. Additionally, the Biology major must complete 13 hours of biology electives. The electives will be chosen by the student with the advisor from a list of approved electives. Biology majors and minors must make a 'C' or better in all biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses. Students must meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum and pass the Regents Exam. Students must also pass a Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) in biology field during the senior year. Science Education Majors (Broad Field Biology Emphasis) must complete a minimum of 56 hours in science, including Biology 2111K, 2112K, 2311K, 3250K, and 3501K. Students must also meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum and pass the Regents and GACE I exams. Students are required to pass major field examinations (GACE II) during the senior year. A grade of 'C' or better is required in all science and mathematics courses and a science education major must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to graduate. (See teacher education advisor for additional requirements)
B.S. in Chemistry
The major in chemistry provides courses and sequences leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. The major program is designed to follow the criteria for baccalaureate degrees as set forth by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. The program prepares the student for professional employment after graduation and also provides strong academic and laboratory experiences for those students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in chemistry or professional schools. Students must meet the requirements listed in the Core Curriculum and pass the Regents' examination. The major in chemistry must complete a minimum of 49 semester hours of chemistry. All students are required to earn at least a grade of 'C' in all chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics courses. All students are required to take the American Chemical Society standardized test in the area in which they are enrolled. Students must take a Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) during the senior year.
BS in Science Education
Coming soon ...
Albany State University offers two tracks of pre engineering programs that lead to a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology: (1) The Regents' Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) and (2) Dual Degree Program.
Admission to medical school usually requires a minimum of three years of undergraduate study or, preferably, a Bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree with a major in Biology or Chemistry and minor in one of the sciences offers excellent preparation for admission to medical school. (Students interested in medicine are advised by the pre-med advisor.)Top
This is a two-year sequence offered by the Department of Chemistry with emphasis on the Core Curriculum and courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. At the end of the second year, students in the program transfer to a school offering a degree in Medical Technology.Top
Pre-pharmacy students are advised to take nine semesters of courses in the areas of chemistry and biology before transferring to a school of pharmacy
B.S. in Nursing
The BSN Program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and both the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission(NLNAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The student who meets the criteria for general admission to Albany State University is enrolled in the core curriculum designated by the University. The student who has declared nursing as a major is admitted to the core each semester. The student is admitted to the professional nursing program during the fall semester of each year.
Students who do not meet the admission requirements or whose admission has been denied may request an interview (appeal) with the Nursing Admission Committee for a review of his/her entire collegiate academic record. All students should see their advisor prior to completing an application to the Nursing Program. Eligible students who do not meet admission criteria are encouraged to enroll in the Elective Foundations courses: For example, NURS 2112 ¨C Foundations of Professional Nursing or NURS 2121: Foundations of Pathophysiology while working to meet admission requirements. These courses will prepare students for progression in the nursing program once they have met the pre-requisites.
APPEAL POLICY FOR READMISSION
Appeals must be made in writing to the Nursing Admissions Subcommittee and submitted to the Department at the time of admission or after the second failure.
This policy affects the student whose second failure in a nursing course is in NURS 4345/NURS 4344.
Specific Admission Criteria to the RN-BSN Nursing Program
The Albany State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program follows the collaborative Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Model forRegistered Nursing Students
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE
CORE A-F ANDABOVE THE CORE REQUIREMENTS
Each student must complete the Core Curriculum. The Core consists of 9 hours in Area A (Essential Skills), 5 hours in Area B (Institutional Options), 6 hours in Area C (Humanities/Fine Arts), 10-11 hours in Area D (Science, Mathematics and Technology), 12 hours in Area E (Social Science), 18 hours in Area F (Courses related to program of study), and 6 hours above the Core.
Each student must maintain a 'C' average in order to progress in the nursing major. The minimum score for obtaining a 'C' is 75. A student who fails a nursing course will be allowed to repeat this nursing course one time when it is offered again in the curriculum; however, this failure means that the student will be unable to progress in the nursing program until the same course is satisfactorily completed. A second failure of a nursing course will constitute grounds for dismissal from the nursing program. (An appeal for readmission may be initiated after one year.)