Forensic Science

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Do you like a good mystery? Are you always first to figure out who did it and how they did it when you watch a movie or read a book? Here is your chance to become part of a team of forensic investigators. You will collect and analyze evidence from crime scenes, and use logical thought processes and scientific inquiry skills to interpret evidence and explain crimes. This is a laboratory-based course with class lab work, demonstrations, research, reading and class discussion. You will learn to interpret physical and biological evidence, such as fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, impression analysis, blood and DNA analysis, forensic entomology and anthropology. You will evaluate your comprehension and progress, apply your evidence analysis knowledge and work collaboratively to solve major crimes.

Student profile

This course is an intensive study of forensic science. Students will have a variety of opportunities to collaborate with others and engage in hands-on labs.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 28, 2023
Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2024

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2024. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2024.

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Program Questions?

Contact Kate Ryan at kate.ryan@wisc.edu

Badger Precollege Program Overview