If you live in the state of Wisconsin and are interested in pursuing a career in the forensic science field, you should know that you are going to need some form of higher education. In fact, most jobs in this field will require its applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related area.

Common majors include subjects like forensic science itself or basic forensic studies, criminal justice related areas, and specializations in forensics, like computer forensics or forensic psychology for example. No matter what your intended major or degree level, though, you will be glad to know that Wisconsin is home to many fine educational choices.

One school commonly attended by prospective forensic scientists in Wisconsin is Blackhawk Technical College, located in Janesville, and offering an associate’s degree program in criminal justice.

There’s also Bryant and Stratton College, with locations in both Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, which has associate’s degree programs in criminal justice, and information technology (IT) security, as well as both online and traditional bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice. Some students will find their educational home at Carroll University in Waukesha, offering bachelor’s degree programs in chemistry and forensic science ,and in criminal justice.

Others will feel more at ease with a smaller choice like Carthage College of Kenosha, which has a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, or Chippewa Valley Technical College at Eau Claire, offering an associate’s degree program in law enforcement.

Some students enjoy the College of Menominee Nation, located in Keshena, which has a unique associate’s degree program in tribal legal studies, or even Concordia University of Wisconsin, with locations in Green Bay, Mequon, and Milwaukee, offering an associate’s degree program in management of criminal justice, as well as a bachelor’s degree program in the same and in criminal justice and public policy.

Many also choose to attend Edgewood College at Madison, offering a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice. For a wider range of programs to choose from, Fox Valley Technical College, located in Appleton, which offers an associate’s degree program in law enforcement and online certifications in basic criminal investigation, child protection investigation, corrections, crime prevention, criminal justice, cyber crime investigation, loss prevention, private investigation, and professional security consulting, is an excellent selection.

Don’t forget Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, offering an associate’s degree program in criminal justice and law enforcement combined. Then, there’s also the always popular ITT Technical Institute, with locations in Green Bay, Greenfield, and Madison, which offers associate’s degree programs in criminal justice, both online and traditional, as well as the same bachelor’s degree programs. ITT is respected throughout the nation, and ITT schools can be found all over the country.

Other fine options include Lakeshore Technical College of Cleveland, offering an associate’s degree program in law enforcement; Madison Area Technical College at Madison, which offers associate’s degree programs in criminal justice with an emphasis on law enforcement; and Marian University of Fond du Lac, located in Fond du Lac, offering bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice, forensic science, and homeland security, as well as a master’s degree program in criminal justice leadership.

There’s also Marquette University at Milwaukee, offering bachelor’s degree programs in criminology and legal studies, and in social welfare and justice. Plus, there’s Mid State Technical College, located in Wisconsin Rapids, offering associate’s degree programs in criminal justice with an emphasis on corrections and criminal justice with an emphasis on law enforcement.

These choices represent just a few of the many great schools to choose from in the state. With such a wide selection, you need to get to work now finding the one that’s right for you.