St Mary’s University Forensic Science
What is Forensic Science?
Forensic Science refers to the application of any scientific discipline for the purposes of legal investigations, either criminal or civil in nature. With this broad definition, forensic scientists can be trained in many different fields, including biology, anthropology, chemistry, genetics, toxicology, psychology, etc. In Canada, police forces are regularly involved in forensic investigations, but there are others, (e.g., medical personnel, dentists, biologists, criminologists and anthropologists), who are interested in, or can benefit from, training in forensic sciences.
The Forensic Science Program at St. Mary’s emphasizes the integration of academic preparation and real world problem solving with a focus on ethical and professional commitment. Forensic science is an exciting field and one of the country’s fastest growing job markets. Solving crime requires knowledge of biological, physiological, social and individual factors. St. Mary’s program integrates biological science, social science and professional preparation so students are uniquely prepared for this cutting edge career path. Forensic science is the application of science to the law. It relies on the physical and behavioral sciences for investigating and solving crimes and examining physical trace evidence.
Students can also pursue one of the following program options:
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Biology Option
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Chemistry Option