Forensic Science (HBSc)
UTM hosts Canada’s premier Forensic Science degree program. Dive into the study of physical evidence in a modern legal context, best defined as “science in service to the courts.” The unifying paradigm of Forensic Science is the search for truth and the meaning of evidence in both criminal investigations and through courts of law.
Courses are taught by professionals who bring their own expertise and unique field experience into the classroom. Professor Tracy Rogers, Director of the program, was the lead Forensic Anthropologist at the Pickton pig farm in BC, arguably Canada’s largest crime scene. And as a result, many UTM Forensic Science students have helped her and her team recover materials at the infamous site.
Our courses also provide you the opportunity to learn about all aspects of Forensic Science in the classroom and then apply your knowledge to practical assignments, such as in the Forensic Identification Field School, using state-of-the-art technology and instruments.
"Some of my fondest memories in the forensic program were the opportunities to apply the practical skills we were taught during our courses. The mock crime scenes in Forensic Identification courses and the Forensic Anthropology Field School were unparalleled learning experiences where I not only gained confidence in my crime scene processing skills but was also challenged become a better communicator and collaborator. "
- Andrew Mazurek, HBSc, Forensic Anthropology and Biology
Programs & Requirements
OUAC Program Code: TMK
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Find requirements to other common curricula:
- International Baccalaureate
- U.S.-Patterned Education
- British-Patterned Education
- French Baccalaureate
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Crime Scene House
Investigate simulated crime scenes in a realistic setting. You’ll learn, through hands-on activities, how to preserve, document and process the scene using appropriate equipment and procedures.
Many of our instructors and professors are practicing forensic scientists who are able to bring both their expertise and courtroom experiences to the classroom.
Through our two field schools, students experience the pressure of working in an intense environment while utilizing their critical thinking skills, and are also trained in equipment and software programs.