Become a Detective with a Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, CSI or Forensics

The most qualified patrol officers and troopers are recruited to fill detective positions within criminal investigations divisions of state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies. The best detectives are experienced, have a natural knack for the investigative process, and have a background that includes a degree in criminal justice, crime scene investigations or forensic science.

Whether you’re preparing for a career in law enforcement or seeking a promotion to become a detective, you’ll find degrees here designed to help you master the science and technique of criminal investigations.

Request information from several of the schools shown here to compare programs and find the one best suited to your career goals.

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Regis University Online BS and MS in Criminology
Prepare for a career in federal investigations or advance your skills in criminal profiling through Regis University's online Criminology programs: