The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Science program has been offered since 2005. It has since proven to be a competitive and immensely successful program. This program builds on a strong science foundation in biology and chemistry, where forensic science is the application of these core sciences. Our Forensic Science program has its full accreditation by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) - one of only two programs in Canada to receive this prestigious award.
Being accredited under FEPAC means our Forensic Science program must run under more stringent standards. Many of the courses and material within them are dictated by the accrediting body. A high level of practical ability is expected and rigorous assessment methods are compulsory. Faculty and staff within the program must have a minimum level of education as well as ongoing affiliations with forensic science labs and law enforcement organizations. This ensures students graduating from our program are highly trained and can operate under the guidelines set by the accrediting bodies.