Forensic Anthropology Specialist Degree (ERSPE1388)
Forensic Anthropology is the identification of human remains, the recovery of human remains, and skeletal excavation.
Anthropology students have a variety of avenues after graduation, including:
anthropological consultation for police investigations
human rights and genocide work
medical school for forensic pathology
Our forensic anthropology lab is managed by one of Canada’s leading anthropologists, Dr. Tracy Rogers, who has been a primary investigator on the Robert Pickton pigfarm serial killer case- Canada's largest crime scene, as well as the Tim Bosma homicide case, and many more. Real case remains are analysed in her UTM lab.
FSC ANTHRO DEGREE HIGHLIGHT: Forensic Anthropology Field School
The Forensic Anthropology Field School allows students to work in teams, and
to put themselves in the place of a forensic anthropologist where they learn to search and locate a "missing person" buried on campus. Students learn to map & record the scene, and collect evidence to reconstruct activity relating to the death and deposition of the victim.
WHAT HIGH SCHOOL PREP IS NEEDED FOR THE FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY SPECIALIST DEGREE?
Students need six Grade 12U/M courses including:
Grade 12U English
Grade 12U Biology
In addition, 12U Math (Advanced Functions) is highly recommended for student success. These courses refer to the Ontario high school curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. For more details, visit the Admissions website: https://future.utoronto.ca/apply/transfer-credit-information/
WHAT DOES FIRST YEAR IN FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY LOOK LIKE?
In your first year, you will take the following courses:
• ANT101H5 Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
• ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
• BIO152H5 Introduction to Evolution and Evolutionary Genetics
• BIO153H5 Diversity of Organisms
• FSC239Y5 Introduction to Forensic Science
HOW DO I ADVANCE TO SECOND YEAR?
To advance to second year, students must meet the following first year requirements:
1. Completion of any Gr.12(4U) Biology and Advanced Functions or equivalent
2. Completion of 4.0 credits; including 3.0 science credits.
3. Completion of ANT101H5, ANT102H5 each with a grade of 75% or higher
4. Completion of FSC239Y5 with a grade of 70% or higher.
5. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0. The actual minimum CGPA varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.0.
At least 15 total credits (out of an average of 20) are required to graduate from this program.
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