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Forensic Identification, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Greater Sudbury, Canada
The Bachelor in Forensic Identification degree at Laurentian University is exclusively for Canadian police officers and civilian members of Canadian police services who have successfully completed the basic Forensic Identification training at either the Ontario Police College or the Canadian Police College. 
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Overview

It is the only program of its kind in North America. 

There are approximately 130 officers enrolled from coast to coast. The degree combines an e-learning curriculum with intense one week periods of study at the Ontario Police College or the Calgary and Edmonton Police Services. 

Course selection is left to the discretion of the officer. The degree maximizes the educational value that can be delivered as each officer can tailor the degree to the specific needs of their service and individual intellectual interests.

Practicums

Practicums are modelled on the advanced instructions Forensic Identification officers receive in the one week, 40-hour courses. In our degree, we call these “Practicums” and since they equal the number of hours of instruction that normally takes place over a full term [e.g. September to December], they are worth three credits. Practicums are optional however, they are designed to provide the officer with a hands-on application of the knowledge that is acquired in an e-learning course.

Career

The BFI degree is exclusively for Canadian police officers who investigate crime scenes and is the only program of its kind in North America.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Course include:
  •  Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Biology: Biological Concepts And Body Fluids
  • Introduction to DNA
  • Principles of Toxicology and Drug chemistry for forensic identification
  • Evidence and Ethics for the Expert Witne
  • Detection, Development and Photography Of Fingerprint Evidence
  • Forensic Aspects of Firearms and Tool Mark Evidence
  • Forensic Aspects of Firearms and Tool Mark Evidence
  • The Law and Fire Scene Management
  • Concepts in Human Decomposition
  • Forensic Recovery of Human Remains

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Ontario Police College Graduates

In addition to the application form, OPC graduates are to provide a transcript that includes forensic identification courses completed beyond the diploma. 

Canadian Police College Graduates

In addition to the application form, CPC graduates are to provide a letter of attestation that certifies the completion of the forensic identification training. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    700 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 CAD per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    700 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 CAD per module and a duration of 36 months.
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Fee includes the $60 digital learning fee for the e-learning courses copyright charges. The practicums are the same fee.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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