Forensic Science

Bachelor of Forensic Science

Forensic Sciences are distinguished by the use of science to analyze evidence and solve crimes. The field of study is the application of knowledge of an area of natural or social sciences to crime scene investigation.

Forensic Sciences is multidisciplinary and combines knowledge of forensics techniques with disciplinary subject specialization. Multiple career paths are possible depending upon students’ areas of interest.

The University of Windsor has two degrees in forensics:

Bachelor of Forensic Science Honour (with Science specializations)

Bachelor of Arts Honours (Forensics combined with a Social Science)

In both programs, classroom and laboratory experiences emphasize the identification, preservation and analysis of evidence, while developing interpersonal, public-speaking, and critical-thinking skills.

Students learn about reporting and presenting forensic evidence in courts, and study aspects of law, criminality, judicial systems, and the importance of high ethical standards in forensic investigations.

Program Description

  • The study of evidence for presentation in courts of law
  • Emphasizes the sciences including biology, chemistry or molecular biology/biochemistry
  • Methods of collecting, handling, and analyzing evidence through the application and integration of particular sciences and law with an emphasis on high ethical standards in legal investigations

This program has an emphasis in the sciences with concentration in:

  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

It is intended for students who wish to continue on to graduate school in forensic science, or professional schools.

To see a sample first-year schedule, visit the online Guide to Registration website, click on the “Science Programs” link on the left, and select the specific program(s) in which you are interested. 

Course Descriptions - Forensic Science

Faculty - Faculty of Science

Department - Forensic Science

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Secondary average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 84%
  • ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U required. MCV4U is recommended and SPH4U is strongly recommended.

Forensics second average is the average of all required science and math courses.

Career Tracks

  •   Forensic science
  •   Science
  •   Medicine (with additional studies)
  •   Law (with additional studies) 

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Forensic Science (BFS Honours)

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