So you’ve watched the cool TV show and now you’ve decided you want to be a CSI or crime scene investigator huh? Well, not to burst your bubble, but becoming a CSI or forensic scientist requires some real work on your part. Ready to give it a try? Here are the five best choices for colleges if you want into this exciting career path.
Not in any particular order, here are the top five forensic science colleges:
1. University of Mississippi
2. University of Central Florida
3. Loyola University, New Orleans
4. Michigan State University
5. Arkansas State University
What do these five schools have in common? They offer top notch degrees in the field of forensic science. You should know going in that advanced knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and human anatomy are prerequisites. While this science based background is extremely important, you should know that future potential employers are also going to care about what you learned as opposed to where you learned it. For this reason, no matter what school you end up at, be sure to get good grades, participate in as many extra-curricular activities as possible, and really dive into the subject matter at hand. You do these things, and police departments, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies will beat down your door to offer you a job.
If you want to be a CSI, you should actively pursue a school that offers a forensics science program. Whether you choose one of the schools listed here, or another institution, be sure to get the training that you need. It isn’t quite as sexy as the popular TV make it out to be, however, CSI’s do have an exciting and well paid career.