Apply scientific principles and procedures to the law as we reveal the fascinating world of forensic science.
Gain a solid scientific education and demonstrate how scientific data is generated, analyzed, and interpreted as well as learn to recognize the limitations of scientific testing in order to interpret scientific data in an unbiased fashion.
Develop an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of forensic scientists in the Canadian system of criminal justice.
Our formal educational partnerships with the Ontario Police College and the Canadian Police College expose our students to relevant crime scene investigation techniques. We also have an extensive curriculum on Forensic Jurisprudence built into all our forensic degrees.
New Crime Scene Course for All Interested Students!
We have created a new crime scene investigation course that is open to any university-level student. Police officers who do this work are called forensic identification officers. In response to many requests, we have now added a course that students can take that to learn about this fascinating area.
Course Title: FOID 1006 - An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Crime Scene Investigation
NOTE: This is the only forensic identification course that is universally available. All the other courses in the program can only be taken by serving police officers, fire investigators or students in the Laurentian forensic science program.
Performance Statistics – Standard Entrance/Exit Examination
Update as of July, 2019
|Academic Year||Number of Entering Students||% Passed Entering Class||Number of Graduating Students||% Passed Graduating Class|
|2019||Not Available||Not Available||27||89|
Forensic identification officer, forensic pathologist, forensic anthropologist, DNA scientist, police officer, forensic chemist, forensic odontologist, forensic psychologist, forensic scientist, laboratory technologist, forensic nursing, teacher, graduate studies, medicine, law.
Students interested in careers in forensic science should have a solid science background. Applicants for forensic science jobs are typically subjected to a criminal background check that is similar to that which law enforcement officers undergo as a condition of employment
Frédéric Rochon, Forensic Science
Welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful - that's how I would describe Laurentian University's incredible teaching staff. It is my professors that provide me with the tools I need to succeed and the inspiration to do so. Of course, our beautiful campus and facilities, my favourites being the J.N. Desmarais Library and the Ben F. Avery Physical Education Centre, also contribute to the latter. As a bilingual student, I was able to personalize my academic path by taking classes both in English and in French. Accordingly, I plan to graduate with a solid scientific background and the ability to utilize my knowledge in both languages. I would also like to highlight the Work Study program, another great student opportunity. Working on campus has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, one that has provided me with a flexible schedule that is compatible with my scholastic commitments. Overall, I believe that Laurentian University is a truly vibrant, and tight-knit community, where educators, staff, and students foster an atmosphere of learning and conviviality.