Albany State University

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504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Phone: 229-430-4864
Director: Charles O. Ochie, Sr. PhD
Status: Full Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science

The Albany State University offers students a great education in criminal justice and forensic science. Student’s can choose to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, and/or a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degrees. Each degree program is fully accredited by AAFS, or the American Academy of Forensic Science. Plus, the program is operated with participation from the Albany Police Department and Doctor’s Lab Valdosta.

Albany State University was founded in 1903 as the Albany bible and Manual Training Institution by Joseph Winthrop Holley. The school provided religious and industrial education for African Americans in southwest Georgia. But it wasn’t until 1996 when the institution became Albany State University. Today, the campus sits on 231 acres and students are taught by trained and experienced professionals, where 70% of faculty hold doctorate and terminal degrees.

Admission Requirements

The following items must be completed before the admission process can begin:

  • Complete the official application form
  • Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • GRE, MAT or GMAT scores
  • 2 current letters of reference
  • Pre-Entrance Medical Record and Certificate of Immunization

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
# of Total Applicants: N/A
# Students Enrolled: 232
# of Males Enrolled: 53
# of Females Enrolled: 179
Overall GPA: 2.7
Average SAT Score: 450-verbal, 450 math
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $3,638
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $14,552
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $ 12,722
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $50,888