Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Forensic Science

Forensic science is a fascinating field where law enforcement meets scientific investigation. Your training will introduce you to crime scene management, criminal law and constitutional law. You will learn how to identify, document, collect, preserve and analyze physical evidence. Gain experience with biological evidence such as DNA, as well as fingerprints and footwear impressions, trace evidence, tool marks and more. You’ll also develop skills for crash scene investigation, and property and evidence management. Then you can enhance your credentials with a concentration in either physical evidence or digital evidence. An internship gives you hands-on, real-world experience to help you prepare for entry-level positions in the forensic science field.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Property/Evidence Management
  • General Biology
  • Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
  • Basic Crime Scene Photography
  • Impression Evidence
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Biological & Trace Evidence
  • Crash Scene Investigation
  • CCI: Investigating Internet Crime
  • Forensic Science Capstone
  • Constitutional Principles

General Studies

  • College Technical Math 1A
  • Written Communication
  • Technical Reporting
  • General Chemistry
  • Think Critically & Creatively
  • Intro to Psychology

Suggested Electives

  • CCI: Computer Crime Investigation
  • CCI: Basic Data Recovery
  • Forensic Anthropology, Intro to
  • Forensic Entomology, Intro to
  • Public Safety Fitness and Wellness

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee: $13,000

Please contact the university for more information.


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 60 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Investigate a crime scene.
  • Manage and preserve evidence.
  • Analyze evidence.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.

Career paths

  • Crime Scene Technician/Specialist
  • Evidence & Property Specialist
  • Evidence Custodian
  • Forensic Technician
  • Identification Lab Technician
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Police Officer

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +1 920-735-4878

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