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Forensic Biology

Unlike any other Forensics program in Canada, this new degree gives you all the advantages of a degree in Forensic Sciences, while differentiating yourself as an expert in biological forensics.
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Whether analyzing blood or hair specimens at crime scenes, deciphering the cause of death of an individual based on human remains, or identifying illegal products from endangered species, forensic biologists play an important role in the field of forensic science. Trent’s Forensics Biology degree gives you all the advantages of hands-on forensics studies, while developing your expertise as a biological scientist. Students of the Forensic Biology degree program receive a comprehensive biology education that includes the study of life — from the level of molecules and cells to populations and communities — applying this knowledge in the practical applications of crime scenes and criminal investigations.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc. (Honours)

Locations:

  • Peterborough

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  • First-hand investigative work with bloodstain pattern analysis, fingerprinting, and evidence recovery in mock crime scenes at Trent’s on-campus Crime Scene House
  • Opportunities to research and work directly with scientists in the lab and professionals in the field
  • A third-year work placement in a sub-discipline of your choice, including Federal government internships with Border Services, RCMP, Health Canada, Food Inspection Services
  • Hands-on internships with federal organizations including Border Services, RCMP, Communication Security, Health Canada, Food Inspection Services
  • Direct access to leading experts in DNA profiling, forensics and at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist
  • DNA Analyst
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Wildlife Forensic Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Research Scientist

Popular Courses:

  • Biocrime and Bioterrorism
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Cell Biology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Human Osteology
  • Laboratory DNA Forensics
  • Non-Human DNA Forensics
  • Medical Entomology
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • 75% overall average. SBI4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U are required. Admission average is calculated on required courses, including ENG4U, plus two next best 4U/M courses
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