Forensic Chemistry - Specialist (Science)

This program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Science-Chemistry program is by special application ONLY. To be considered for admission into the program, ALL students, including students admitted into the 1st year Forensic Science category, MUST submit a direct online FSC application, upon completing the minimum program entry requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Completion of 4.0 credits; including 3.0 science credits.
  2. Completion of CHM110H5 with 65% or better and CHM120H5 with 65% or better.
  3. Completion of FSC239Y5 with 70% or better.
  4. Completion of ( MAT132H5, MAT134H5)/( MAT135H5, MAT136H5)/ MAT134Y5/​ MAT135Y5/​ MAT137Y5/​ MAT157Y5.
  5. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0. The actual minimum CGPA requirement varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.0

Application for admission into the program for ALL students can be found at:

Forensic Science Applications Open: March 1st of each year

Forensic Science Application Deadline: May 1st of each year

  1. Students are strongly advised to consult the program advisor regarding their program of study.
  2. Corequisite for CHM372H5 is CHM361H5.
  3. Students are strongly urged to take as many forensic sciences courses as possible from the following list: ANT205H5, ANT306H5; FSC315H5, FSC316H5, FSC350H5, FSC406H5, FSC407H5; PSY328H5, PSY344H5.
  4. The program requirements in effect at the time the student is admitted to the program must be met in order to fulfill the degree requirements.
  5. Prospective students already holding a degree in Chemistry, cannot complete a Forensic Chemistry Specialist Program due to the overlap of course content for courses already completed in their first specialty.
  6. Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.
  7. Once a student has been admitted into a FSC program stream, written authorization from the Forensic Science program advisor MUST be obtained for any request of change in a student's area of study within the Forensic Science program.