Forensic Chemistry

Graduates of this program – the only one of its kind at any Canadian university – are uniquely specialized for career prospects in both the forensic science and chemistry sectors.

Have an interest in analytical chemistry and its applications in forensic investigation? This new program is for you. In addition to the hands-on learning received in the fundamental forensic science course options, the Forensic Chemistry program gives you a comprehensive education in forensic chemical analysis, studying everything from biochemical and environmental chemistry to inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • 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
  • 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

  • Chemist
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist
  • Research Scientist
  • Forensic Toxicologist
  • Forensic Chemist

Popular Courses:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemical Concepts
  • Chromatography
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Molecules of Murder
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy & Spectroscopy
  • Toxicology
  • Transition Metal Chemistry
  • Workplace Readiness and Professional Ethics
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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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