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Undergraduate

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.
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Trent’s new B.Sc. in Forensic Chemistry offers a unique opportunity for students who have a particular interest in analytical chemistry and its applications in forensic investigation. 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)

Locations:

  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • 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

  • 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
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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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