Focus in Forensic Anthropology
What is Forensic Anthropology?
Forensic Anthropology involves the study of human biology, archaeology and ethnohistory, including:
- the study of body deposition and scene reconstruction
- human remains recovery
- human identification
- the postmortem interval
- skeletal trauma in modern legal contexts
Virtual Showcase Information Session: A brief overview of Forensic Anthropology at UTM presented by Dr. Steven Dorland (1:13)
Career areas include:
- Consultative and advisory services to forensic pathologists or coroners
- Crime scene reports
- Expert witnesses in the courtroom
- Human right organizations and government agencies
- Assisting in coordination of a fatality response plan during disaster situations
- Peer reviews of anthropological findings by local specialists
UTM Anthropology undergraduate students who wish to focus in Forensic Anthropology normally enrol in one of the following programs:
- Specialist Program in Anthropology (Science) ERSPE0105
- Major Program in Anthropology (Science) ERMAJ0105
Learn more about Anthropology programs at UTM.
Most of our recommended upper-level courses for a focus in Forensic Anthropology are Anthropology Science (SCI) credits.
Learn more about course selection for Anthropology programs at UTM.
Teaching and Research Specialties
At UTM, our faculty research interests in Forensic Anthropology include:
- forensic anthropology and crime scene technology in Canada
- application of next genome sequencing methods in Forensic Science in Canada and the United States