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Accreditation

Ontario Tech University has offered the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Science program since 2005. The program has since proven to be competitive and immensely successful. It builds on a strong science foundation in biology and chemistry, where forensic science is the application of these core sciences.

Our Forensic Science program is one of only two programs in Canada to receive the prestigious full accreditation by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

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 that when you graduate from our program, you will be highly trained and can operate under the guidelines set by the accrediting bodies.

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