Can I do a joint-degree instead of the B.Sc.F.S.? What degree will I graduate with? Yes! In addition to our highly successful Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (B.Sc.F.S.) degree, students can now complete a joint-major honours degree. Students would graduate with a joint B.Sc. or B.A. in Forensic Science + program of their choice (e.g. Chemistry, Sociology, etc.).
How do I know which courses I need to obtain a joint B.Sc. or B.A. in Forensics ? For a joint B.Sc. or B.A. in Forensic Science you must complete at least 7 credits in Forensic Science. Students wanting to complete a B.Sc. must complete at least 14 science credits including one MATH credit. Full details are available in the Academic Calendar. Please note: It is important to check with each individual department to ensure you meet all the necessary prerequisites and requirements for a joint degree.
Do all Forensic Science courses count as Science credits? No. Only FRSC 1010H, FRSC 1011H, FRSC 2020H, FRSC 2220H, FRSC 3000H, FRSC 3010H, FRSC 3100H, FRSC 3111H, FRSC 3700H, FRSC 3720H, FRSC 3800H, FRSC 4010Y, FRSC 4020D, FRSC 4111H, FRSC 4570H, FRSC 4600H, FRSC 4800H count as science credits. You may take a reading course - FRSC 3900H - as a science credit providing permission is granted by the Chair of the program.
I am a current B.Sc.F.S. student and want to change to the joint-degree. What do I need to do? You must submit a change of major form to the Registrar's Office before priority registration opens for the Fall term. You can access this form via MyTrent / Academic Tab .
Can students work towards their degree on a part-time basis? Our B.Sc.F.S. is designed as a full-time on campus program only. It is possible to complete a joint degree on a part-time basis.
I have already completed some university courses. Will I be able to receive credit for them? Possibly. All transfer credits are assessed on an individual basis after you accept an offer of admission. Transfer credits are dependent on the course taken and the grades earned. There is a fee for the transfer credit assessment. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details.
If I am a current Trent University student, enrolled in a different program, how do I apply? Please visit the Office of the Registrar in Blackburn Hall for full details.
If I am a current College or University student, how do I apply? In order to be eligible, you must have successfully completed all the admission requirements. See our Future Students page for more information.
Are there scholarships available? There are no scholarships available that are specific to Forensics. However, there are a wide array of other scholarships and bursaries available. Check the Financial Aid website, or contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.
Will some of my classes be taught at Sir Sandford Fleming College? All courses are taught at Trent University by Trent faculty and staff.
Upon graduating from this program, in which fields will graduates be eligible to work? A degree in Forensic Science can be an important first step in developing a career in forensics. Forensic professionals work with police forces, in private industry, in public and private laboratories, and for the Ministry of Natural Resources.