Mission Statement

Mission Statement and Goals and Objectives Mission Statement:   The mission of the Department of Forensic Science at Laurentian University is to provide our students with an excellent scientific education within a legal context from forensic faculty who are practitioners and researchers in their respective areas of expertise and to prepare our students for careers either in […]

Message From Chair

Message from the Chair It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Forensic Science at Laurentian University. Forensic Science education at Laurentian University began in 1998 with the Forensic Biology Option. With the advantage of having small class sizes, and professors who are practitioners and researchers in forensic science, we quickly distinguished […]

About the Forensic Services Laboratory

About the Forensic Services Laboratory The Forensic Osteology Laboratory (FOL) at Laurentian University (in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) was established in 1996 by Dr. Scott I. Fairgrieve, Ph.D. Dr. Fairgrieve saw the need for a laboratory in Ontario that was dedicated to the study of human and animal remains found in forensic contexts. Furthermore, it was […]


Department Outreach and Partners The Forensic Science Education Program Education Commission (FEPAC)  FEPAC is a standing committee of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) . The mission of the FEPAC is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation and recognition of college (or University) level academic programs. […]

Forensic Internships

Internships Frequently Asked Questions What is an internship? An internship is a two-part practical course that includes both a placement with a forensically-related agency and a small research project. A minimum of 200 hours of work must be completed to meet the requirements of this six credit course. Do I have to spend 200 hours […]

Forensic Science Single Concetration Plan

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Forensic Science Single Concentration First year q BIOL 1506 E/F Biology I q BIOL 1507 E/F Biology II q CHMI 1006 E/F General Chemistry I* q CHMI 1007 E/F General Chemistry II q MATH 1036 E/F Calculus I q MATH 1057E/F Linear Algebra I q PHYS 1006 E/F Introductory Physics I (or […]

Forensic Psychology Degree Plan

Combined Specialization in Forensic Science and Psychology Required Psychology Courses (60 credits) q PSYC 1105 E/F  Introduction to Psychology q STAT 2126 E/F Introduction to Statistics q PSYC 2127 E/F Scientific Method and Analysis II q PSYC 3206 E/F Fundamentals of Psychometrics q PSYC 3256 E/F Design and Analysis I q PSYC 3257 E/F Design and […]

Forensic Program Requirements

Program Requirements The Department of Forensic Science offers four programs of study leading to an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science. -Single Concentration in Forensic Science -Combined Concentration in Forensic Science and Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation -Combined Concentration in Forensic Science and Anthropology -Combined Concentration in Forensic Science and Psychology  Our program is […]

Forensic Toxicology

About the Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory (FTRL) A primary focus of research in the Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory (FTRL) is the characterisation of xenobiotic disposition in skeletal tissues in a forensic context. This work involves the development of analytical methodologies ( sample preparation and instrumental analysis) for the determination of a variety of drugs in […]

Forensics Degree First Year Courses

First Year Courses N.B. The courses listed below, represent only the first year requirements for the Single Concentration and the Combined Specializations. Single Specializations Single Specialization in Forensic Science  Required Courses  ANTR  1006   E         Introduction to Anthropology I BIOL   1506   E/F      Biology I BIOL   1507   E/F      Biology II CHMI  1006   […]