In order to work in the forensic science field, you will absolutely need to possess a college education. In fact, most careers in the field require you to have at least a bachelor’s degree in a subject area like forensic science, basic forensic studies, criminal justice, crime scene investigation, computer forensics, forensic psychology, or a related area.

The majority of people choose to earn their degrees in the traditional manner, from colleges and universities that they attend in person. However, this is not a realistic option for every student, and in today’s increasingly technological times, it is becoming more and more common to earn your degree online.

The good news for Vermont residents is that there are a lot of great online forensic science programs, both based in the state and around the world. Some good in state options include Norwich University, located in Northfield, and the Stratford Career Institute, based out of Saint Albans.

Of course, these are just a couple of choices out of many, especially when you consider the fact that many schools offer degree programs partially online and partially in person as well, which might be a possibility for you to consider.

Those who are interested in studying general forensic science and/or crime scene investigation online have many wonderful choices.

These include Kaplan University, South University, Salem International University, American Intercontinental University, and Ashford University, which all offer bachelor’s degrees in these areas. Graduate degrees in these subjects are available at National University and Loyola University New Orleans.

If you are more interested in computer forensics and cyber crime, popular online options for you to think about are Kaplan University, offering bachelor’s degree programs in computer crime, and Strayer University, which has bachelor’s degree programs in computer security and forensics.

There is also South University, which has both a bachelor’s degree program and a master’s degree program in cyber crime, or Utica College, offering a bachelor’s degree program in cyber crime investigation and forensics, and a graduate degree program in cyber security and computer forensics. Another common choice is Virginia College, offering a graduate degree program in cyber security.

Those who are interested in studying general criminal investigation online can think about Everest College Phoenix, which offers an associate’s degree program in criminal investigations, or Everest University, which also offers an associate’s degree program in criminal investigations. Another choice is Bellevue University, which has bachelor’s degree programs in investigations.

There’s also Rasmussen College, offering a bachelor’s degree program in investigation and law enforcement, and Colorado Technical University, offering a bachelor’s degree program in financial forensics, to consider. And don’t forget Utica College, which has a graduate degree program in economic crime investigation, as well as bachelor’s degree in the same area of study.

Other areas you might think about majoring in online include forensic psychology, criminology, general criminal justice, and many others. Just make sure any online school you choose is fully accredited.