This highly-rewarding discipline integrates the study of science and law with investigative practice and theory. By studying Forensic Science at Trent, you’ll learn the foundational science of forensics through the study of anthropology, biology, and chemistry, along with uniquely specialized forensics courses. B.Sc.F.S. students are fully immersed in a functioning forensic research and service environment from their first year and onward, in a program that emphasizes emerging developments in DNA forensic applications and crime scene investigation through courses in laboratory techniques and related case work.
Fast-track your education, by earning your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences in only 12-16 months after graduating from your honours B.Sc.
- Access to Trent’s new sector-leading Forensic Crime Scene Facility – a first-of-its-kind building constructed on a Canadian university campus – offering a unique opportunity to learn about and research crime scene investigations from cutting edge forensic science experts
- A third-year work placement in a subdiscipline of your choice, which could include federal government internships with Border Services, RCMP, Health Canada, Food Inspection Services
- Opportunities to research and work directly with scientists in labs and professionals in the field
- Direct access to leading experts in DNA profiling, and in the Forensic Science program, at the Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensics Centre, and in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
"The crime scene house on campus allows you to process a crime scene like you would in real life."
Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.
- Crime Scene Technician
- Police Officer
- DNA Analyst
- Polygraph Examiner
- Forensic Pathologist
- Medical Research Scientist
- Document Analyst
- Border Services Agent
- Forensic Toxicologist
- Fingerprint Technician
- Computer Forensics Expert
- Research Scientist
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Laboratory DNA Forensics
- Trends in Forensic Science
- Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
- Biocrime and Bioterrorism
- Computer Crime and Forensics
- Criminology in Forensics
- Police Powers
- Forensic Toxicology
- Workplace Readiness and Professional Ethics
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- 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.
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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