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What are some tips to help me with getting into college and what are the best majors when going into forensic engineering?

Love math
Very musically talented, play violin and Viola for school orchestra and chamber groups
Have a job
Play soccer, track and alpine skiing for PHS
Has lots of interests in forensic engineering
Takes a high school basic forensic class #college #college #forensics #science

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John’s Answer

Hi Bella,

While engineers from any branch can become forensic engineers, individuals who work in civil, structural and mechanical branches are the best suited to handle system and structural failures. These civil engineering, structural engineering programs are typically found at 4-year universities or colleges.

While there isn't a 4-year degree program specifically for the forensic engineering, a bachelor’s degree is an important stepping stone to the career. My recommendation is you should look for programs in civil engineering, structural engineering, or other degrees that build a strong educational foundation for the intricacies of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

At the master’s degree level, you'll find specialized forensic engineering programs. However, those that earn a master’s degree in a more general engineering field such as structural or civil engineering may still require future training in forensic engineering.

1) Princeton University – 16 engineering programs
2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 42 engineering programs
3) Yale University – 30 engineering programs 
4) Harvard University – 12 engineering programs
5) Columbia University – 47 engineering programs 
6) University of Pennsylvania – 30 engineering programs
7) Dartmouth College – 9 engineering programs 
8) Brown University – 9 engineering programs
9) Cornell University – 39 engineering programs
10)Northeastern University – 26 engineering programs

Bella I've listed 5 top schools to check that offer Forensic Science degree in your area, see below

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 42 engineering programs
Columbia University – 47 engineering programs
University of Pennsylvania – 30 engineering programs
Cornell University – 39 engineering programs
Northeastern University – 26 engineering programs
Thank you comment icon Thank You Bella. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi John Frick
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Gustavo’s Answer

Hello! I hope you are all right. First, you have to dedicate yourself to studies in a general way and continue interacting with music and arts, because it is essential to assist you as a future Professional in decision-making. Competent Professionals can interact with human and natural sciences, and it brings you a broader comprehension of the situations that need are more sensitive to solve. It is a significant differential because the future provides professional activities with teams of work but varied and need personal management. Continue studying with a commitment to all areas, primarily sciences and mathematics. To contribute to your decision to choose a career, the more you can research the area, talk to professionals, better and more accurate will be your choice. Professionals with substantial experience in the field are the most indicated to talk about, and they can explain the challenges and perspectives of the Profession. I hope I helped you, my best regards.

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My suggestion. You must talk to Professionals of the field, the most collection of them that you can find, and ask questions like the challenges, difficulties, the perspectives for jobs for the area. It is an excellent way to start.
Thank you comment icon Thank you so, so much! This is so helpful Bella
Thank you comment icon My pleasure. Gustavo Braga
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Karen’s Answer

Hi Bella,

We have the Bridge to College programs that allows high school seniors to take one FREE course at BCC. This is a great way to test the waters and see what you like. You might spend your junior or senior years at BCC taking classes in person or online right here in Pittsfield.

The Criminal Justice program at Berkshire Community College provides an interdisciplinary approach that examines all facets of the criminal justice discipline: law enforcement and community relations, the court system, delinquency, substance abuse/use, investigations, and corrections.

I would also recommend the Liberal Arts Program - The goal of the BCC Liberal Arts Program is to develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills through a wide variety of academic disciplines in preparation for informed engagement in their communities, the ever-changing economic landscape, and successful transfer to a four-year institution. I love this program because it has 21 Free Electives which allows you to choose different courses and explore what you like so you may take some math and music courses.

Below is the link to the program I mentioned. -Karen R.L.
https://www.berkshirecc.edu/admission-and-aid/early-college.php
Thank you comment icon Thank you so, so much. This is wonderful and a great opportunity. I will definitely be thinking about this! Bella
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Gerardo’s Answer

My stand on this is that you need to make sure you understand your options before you apply. You need to re-assess your potential. College has become so expensive that it is important to understand the long-term of your decision. Doing a re-assessment of where you want to be in 10 years, it will help you explore the opportunities. If you play a sport, find ways where you can use that as a tool to get in college and help pay your cost. If its Arts, great. Do the same. The more opportunities to get in college the better. As far as majors, Think about what you are good at and what you pay attention the most. I always wanted to become an attorney(My family used to tell me this), however, that did not end up happening since reading is not my forte. I like negotiating, dealing so business acumen and entrepreneurship is what I am and how I have become. Keep in mind these are skills you will learn. Hope this helps and good luck.
Thank you comment icon Thank you very much, this is very helpful! Bella
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Clarice’s Answer

Cyber security is a great major in this day and age.
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Cyber security is a great major in this day and age.
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