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My S is a jr in hs. Wants forensic science/criminolgy/criminal justice major.
Albany has a great School of Crim Justice but you can not be admitted in freshman yr. You must earn 42 cr in an Albany major and transfer in. Sounds very selective they only take top students with 3.2 min gpa and rigorous courses taken.
I'm not too sure about the other two schools programs.( Cortland or Onenta)
Trying to get an idea of what ea school would be like for him, the area, student body, how credible academics are. If he would "fit" or not.
I know Albany is a large univ ( I have read about the Rennasiance Program which seems to make smaller groups ) and many good resources in Chemistry( forensics etc) and the School of Crim Just sounds very good. But he would spending his first three yrs in the main college on the main campus.(w/ no guarentee of being accepted to the School of Crim Just later on)
Anybody have feed back on Albany( especially as a freshman?) ps I know about it's party hard rep, many schools have this)
The fact that he would enter Albany undecided or perhaps to the Chemistry dept(forensics)w/ no guarentee of being accepted to the School of Just has me a bit reluctant. I'm not sure if this route is too far reaching for a hs graduate. Perhaps a more structured plan where he would be directly admitted to a criminology program would be better since he insists he only wants a criminology major.
In the middle of nowhere? What kind of credibility do these programs have?
If his intent is to be a police officer ( hoping to be hired @ age 21) he is only required to have 60 college credits.( associates degree) but as his Mom I am trying to encourage him to earn a BA/BS. Because he may change his mind down the road and want a different career, I think it would be wise to pursue a BA/BS. If when he turns 21 and he is hired for the po dept he can use it for advancement in the po dept if still wants to be a po officer.
Also considering Hofstra and CW Post which are local for us. If you know anything about these programs here also.