Forensic Science

Faculty and Staff List

Professors Emeriti
W.R. Cummins, B.Sc., Ph.D.
U.J. Krull, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., FCIC

M. Dryer, B.A., M.Sc., M.Sc.BMC
Forensic Anthropology
T.L. Rogers, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Forensic Biology
N. Novroski, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Forensic Chemistry
V. Luk, BSc, MSc, PhD
Forensic Epistemology
R.R. Larsen, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Forensic Psychology
D. Urbszat, B.Sc., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Forensic Toxicology
K. Woodall, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professors
E. Liscio, P.Eng.

Part-time Faculty Lecturer – Criminal Law
C. Pakosh, J.D.

Part-Time Faculty Lecturer - Forensic Identification Specialist
Wade Knaap
Detective Constable (Retired)

Academic Advisor
Emily Nanjad-Griffith

Program Administrator, Academic Advisor & Internship Placement Co-ordinator
Teresa Cabral

Program Officer & Outreach Coordinator
Murray Clayton

Program Director and Faculty Advisor
T.L. Rogers


Forensic Science is the study of physical evidence in a modern legal context. It is best defined as "science in service to the courts."

There are many subfields of Forensic Science including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Psychology, etc. The single, unifying paradigm of Forensic Science is the search for truth and the meaning of evidence in both criminal investigations and through courts of law.

U of T Mississauga's Forensic Science BSc program, the first of its kind in Canada, is designed to provide the student with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, applications, and field techniques -- while allowing the student to emphasize one particular area in greater detail. This is accomplished through the requirement of a either a Forensic Science Major program -- which must be pursued together with a second science major program in an approved area of study (see below for listings of approved second science majors) OR a Forensic Science Specialist program where students pursue one of the streams of specialization (see below for listings of areas of specializations).

ALL students contemplating Forensic Science as their intended area of study MUST first complete the required introductory university level courses (see specific FSC program for min. requirements) before they can apply to be considered for admission into the program.

The selection of the second science major is limited. While other majors must be approved by the FSC Faculty Advisor, the following are approved:

  • Anthropology B.Sc. with emphasis on forensic and biological anthropology
  • Biology with emphasis on forensic biology and molecular biology
  • Chemistry with emphasis on forensic chemistry
  • Psychology with emphasis on forensic psychology

Each of these approved second science majors has basic departmental requirements that must be fulfilled (students must check individual departmental listings for specific second science major program requirements). In addition to these basic requirements, there are provisions for a number of options.

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