48 months
24250 CAD/year
6100 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Apply your skills to uncover evidence recovered at crime scenes, draw impartial conclusions based on physical evidence, and clearly and confidently present these findings using your foundational knowledge in science with the Forensic Science course at Trent University.

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This highly-rewarding discipline integrates the study of science and law with investigative practice and theory.

By studying  Forensic Science course at Trent University , 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.

Career paths

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminologist
  • Police Officer
  • DNA Analyst
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Document Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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 below)
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24250 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6100 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Peterborough

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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