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Forensic Science

Student using a DNA light to search for DNA on a piece of paper in a labForensics is investigative science used for legal purposes. This program combines theory and practice to give you the confidence and skills to excel in this fascinating field. Award-winning faculty and leading professionals bring Trent students an extensive working knowledge of a diverse range of topics, along with current developments in forensic science via experiential learning. Gain hands on skills and real-world experience to prepare for a professional career. 

Degree Type

  • B.Sc.F.S.

The Trent Advantage

  • Access Canada’s Research Chair in DNA Profiling, Forensics and Functional Genomics, and benefit from Trent’s partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Work directly with scientists in the lab and professionals in the field
  • Hone your investigative skills in blood spatter analysis, finger printing, and evidence recovery in mock crime scenes at Trent’s Crime Scene House
  • New competitive paid internship opportunities with federal government and agencies such as Border Services

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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 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.

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist
  • DNA Analyst
  • Wildlife Forensic Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Document Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Lab Demonstrators