Take advantage of outstanding facilities & resources, including:

  • The DNA Building, home of the forensic sciences program, and Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensics Centre
  • Crime Scene House where students are immersed in realistic
    hands-on training
  • State-of-the art Chemical Sciences Building
  • Award-winning library

Trent University's Forensic Science Program is housed in the DNA Building which supports the undergraduate degree program and the DNA & Forensic Research Centre.

Forensic Science students are fully immersed in a functioning forensic research and service environment focusing on the increasingly diverse applications in non-human forensic science (e.g. wildlife genetics, domestic animal tracking, pathogen tracking, bioterrorism agents) which will form the future job market for graduates.

DNA Building A significant component of the Research Centre is the Wildlife DNA Forensics Laboratory. While most cases involve wildlife statutes, the lab has processed non-human DNA samples for the Ontario Provincial Police and the RCMP for human-related investigations.

Also supporting the forensic education is the research and development of state-of-the-art robotic automation infrastructure. This training will position our graduates for the changing workforce of forensic science laboratories.

Forensic Science's Crime Scene House

Where casework comes to life

Located right on campus, this two-storey farmhouse is where our students gain realistic hands-on training and experience the full spectrum of forensic analysis. Starting with the collection of evidence from mock crime scenes in and around the house, this is where you will learn how to process murder, assault, break and enter, and suicide crime scenes, before moving onto advanced techniques of search and seizure scenarios, body recovery and DNA collection. Forensic students use this unique learning environment during each year of study as a way to develop both their practical and theoretical skills.