Forensic Science - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Forensic Science is the degree for the 21st century and UWindsor’s program is ahead of its time. We’ll train you to investigate and analyze evidence from crimes ranging from homicide to abuse, and from fraud to hacking. We have the latest technology — biometric scanners, laser scanners, computerized fingerprint scanning, security document scanners, and more. We supplement your classroom learning with mock crime scenes and labs and you’ll get training in scientific methodologies and crime scene investigation from a variety of professionals, including academics, police officers, lawyers and expert witnesses.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Expert Witness in Forensic Science, Laboratory in Forensic Science, Forensic Identification, Analytical Chemistry, Cyber Ethics


Specialization Options: Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology


Career Tracks: Forensic biologist/chemist, surveillance specialist, lab technician, crime scene officer, pathology assistant

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all required science and math courses.)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Interested in crime scene investigation? This program allows you to combine forensic courses with a social science like psychology or criminology. You will learn about state-of-the-art forensic technologies, investigative methods and the criminal justice system. Tailor your course selections to your future career.


Sample Courses: History of Crime, Forensic Anthropology, Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Crime Scene Evidence Analysis, Expert Witness in Forensic Science, Forensic Serology and DNA Applications


Career Tracks: Crime scene officer, border services officer, behaviour profiler, Internet security analyst, forensic psychologist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all required science and math courses.)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

An Ontario first! Students with previous college studies in Police Foundations with satisfactory grades can obtain Advanced Standing in this applied forensics’ stream. Deepen your understanding of crime scene and forensic analysis using the latest technology. Take criminology courses and gain more knowledge of the criminal justice system. Learn from leading experts and gain the degree needed to accelerate your career.


Sample Courses: Intro to Forensic Science, Forensic Identification, Forensic Anthropology, FRSC-Digital Photography in Forensic Science, Forensic Evidence and the Canadian Legal System


Career Tracks: Police officer, crime scene officer, behaviour profiler, internet security analyst, forensic psychologist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: At least a B or 73%
Note: Students who have not completed these courses or their equivalents will be required to complete the equivalent courses within the Foundations of Science Preparation Program. Two-year Ontario College Diploma in Police Foundations from a qualifying Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or for graduates of any program from an Ontario CAAT or other Canadian College deemed equivalent.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Iain Macri

"My Forensic Science journey began with a strong interest in getting involved in Forensic Identification. It took a big turn in my fourth year as I did my practicum and thesis at Windsor Regional Hospital in Pathology. I was amazed and inspired by the career of a Pathologists’ Assistant. Shortly after graduating with Honours - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, I was hired as a Pathologist’s Assistant at Windsor Regional Hospital."

Iain Macri
BFS (Honours) in Forensic Science with Molecular Biology/Biochemistry Specialization

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What Will I Learn?

  • Appropriately handling, packaging, and recording relevant details of crime scene artifacts
  • Taking careful original measurements based on established practices and regulations
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments

  • Understanding chemical/molecular/biological properties in terms of their relevance to forensic science
  • Integrating legal considerations into specific scientific fields with an emphasis on adhering to stringent ethical standards
  • Understanding legal structures and the organization of the criminal justice system from historical, sociological, and legal perspectives
  • Implementing appropriate techniques for studying material evidence


31

Number of Graduates (2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Behaviour profiler
  • Border services officer
  • Case management officer
  • Consultant
  • Crime scene officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs inspector
  • Database librarian
  • Detective
  • Doctor
  • Document specialist
  • Forensic biologist
  • Forensic chemist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Immigration services
  • Internet security analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lab technician
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Pathologist assistant
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Serologist
  • Surveillance specialist
  • Teacher
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