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 Honours (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.
This program has an emphasis in the sciences with concentrations in:
- Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
It is intended for students who wish to continue on to graduate school in forensic science, or professional schools.
- Forensic sciences
- Medicine (with additional studies)
- Law (with additional studies)
Minimum admission average 70% 4U average and a second average of at least 70% in Science courses. ENG4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U are required. MCV4U is recommended and SPH4U is strongly recommended.