Program Information

School: Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Architecture
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Forensic Science and Technology
Description: Forensic science is the application of scientific principles and procedures to the law. Laurentian University has offered forensic sciences degrees since 1998 and was the first in Canada to offer FEPAC (Forensic Science Programs Accreditation Commission) degrees. We currently offer three undergraduate degrees including the Honors Bachelor of Science (Hons.B.Sc.) four-year Single Specialization in Forensic Science (FEPAC Accredited); the Honors Bachelor of Science (Hons.B.Sc.) four-year Combined Specialization in Forensic Science and Chemistry (FEPAC Accredited); and the Honors Bachelor of Science (Hons.B.Sc.) four-year Combined Specialization in Forensic Science and Biology (FEPAC Accreditation pending). Exclusively for police forensic identification officers, we offer a three-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forensic Identification through the Centre of Continuing Education.

The Department of Forensic Science offers these degrees under the guiding principle that it is best to ‘learn by doing.’ We emphasize a ‘hands-on’ experience in the theory and practice of forensic science. Our students benefit from our new state of the art forensic teaching laboratory, crime scene apartment, and new outdoor facility for staging crime scenes for investigation. We conduct labs in: DNA analysis; fingerprint enhancement and analysis; forensic entomology; forensic microclimatology; forensic botany; forensic soil analysis; forensic anthropology; forensic odontology; hair and fiber analysis; forensic serology; forensic chemistry; forensic toxicology; bloodstain pattern analysis; footwear impressions; firearms examination and ballistics; tool mark examination; and crime scene procedures and protocols. We also have an extensive curriculum on Forensic Jurisprudence built into all our forensic degrees.

URL: Forensic Science at Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,241
Careers: Forensic Scientists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Physics and Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Ontario secondary school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as at least six grade 12 4U/4M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. For additional information regarding admission prerequisites, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-263-4188 or 705-675-4843.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]