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.
Forensics Combined With a Social Science or Humanities Area
The Combined Bachelor of Arts Honours develops a background of forensic science with an interdisciplinary focus in the social sciences or humanities.
This program is ideal for students planning to follow careers in the social sciences, law, policing (including pattern evidence forensics), or social justice. You can expand your career options by combining any of the Arts, Humanities and Social Science areas.
- Law (with additional studies)
- Social sciences
- Management and civil services
- Police and security services
- Forensic sciences—in the social science disciplines
Minimum admission average 70% 4U average and a second average of at least 70% in 4U science courses. ENG4U, SBI4U and MHF4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. Can only be combined with programs from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.