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Criminal Justice Major
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the first institution of higher education in Wisconsin to grant the baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, has distinguished itself as a leader in providing high quality education for our graduates.
Forensic Investigation Major
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is the first and only public institution of higher education in the Midwest to grant the Bachelor of Science in Forensic investigation. Forensic Investigation is one of the fastest-growing specializations in the discipline of Criminal Justice.
Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House
As part of its continuing efforts to provide the leading forensic investigation education and training, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to provide for its students the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House (FICSH). The FICSH provides students with a unique opportunity to transition from the classroom to the crime scene.
Online Criminal Justice Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - A History of Excellence in Criminal Justice Education
Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Preparing you for leadership, teaching, and research roles in criminal justice
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has distinguished itself as a leader in providing high quality
education for our graduates going into the criminal justice careers. Criminal justice embraces a
diverse range of professional opportunities, including law enforcement, prosecution and defense,
courts, corrections, and the forensic investigation field.
Programs UW-Platteville Has to Offer
The Department of Criminal Justice currently offers students the choice between two majors, two minors, and three emphases. Students may choose to declare either a Criminal Justice Major or a Forensic Investigation Major. For those who chose the Criminal Justice major, they may also choose an emphasis to accompany the major. The emphases to choose from include: Law Enforcement, Corrections, or Forensic Investigation. Non-criminal justice or non-forensic investigation majors may choose either a Criminal Justice Minor or a Forensic Investigation Minor to accompany whichever major they are currently pursuing outside of the Department of Criminal Justice.
Why Choose UW-Platteville
Faculty and facilities
Provides preparedness and variety
- Criminal Justice Association
- The Criminal Justice Advisory Boards
- Crime Laboratories
- Workshops and Seminars
- Guest Lecturers
- Research and Directed Studies
Certifications and beyond