Forensic Anthropology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Anthropology Specialist 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 application in addition to their ACORN request, upon completing the minimum program entry requirements.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Application for admission into the program for ALL students can be found at: Program Application | Forensic Science (

Forensic Anthropology is a Type 3 program, and applications are open for Round 1 only. There is no Round 2 admission period.

Forensic Science Applications Open: March 1 of each year
Forensic Science Application Deadline: May 1 of each year


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Completion of 4.0 credits; including 3.0 science credits.
  2. Completion of FSC239Y5 with 70% or better in their first successful attempt.
  3. Completion of ANT101H5 with 75% or better and ANT102H5 with 75% or better
  4. Completion of BIO152H5 with 65% or better and BIO153H5 with 65% or better
  5. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.2
    The actual minimum CGPA varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.2

Students applying to enroll after second year must have:

  1. Admission category designation as 'FSC1'
  2. Completed 8.0 credits
  3. Completed ANT200H5, ANT202H5, ANT203H5 and ANT205H5 with 75% or better in each.
  4. Completed FSC239Y5 with a 70% or better in their first attempt.
  5. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.2.

Students applying to this program in the 2024-2025 Academic Year (for program entry in the 2025-2026 Academic Year) will be required to have Grade 12(4U) Advanced Functions or equivalent.

A minimum of 15.5 credits are required.

First Year:

  1. ANT101H5, ANT102H5
  2. BIO152H5, BIO153H5
  3. FSC239Y5

( ISP100H5 is strongly encouraged).

Second Year:

  1. Statistics Requirement (recommended completion prior to fourth year): ANT407H5 / FSC341H5
    * STA215H5 will no longer be accepted as an option to satisfy the Statistics requirement past September 2027.
  2. ANT200H5, ANT202H5, ANT203H5, ANT205H5
  3. FSC271H5

Third Year:

  1. IDENT Requirement: ( FSC300H5, FSC302H5) / ( FSC210H5, FSC303H5)
  2. ANT306H5, ANT312H5/​ ANT317H5, ANT334H5, ANT340H5
  3. FSC316H5, FSC330H5, FSC335H5, FSC340H5, FSC360H5

Fourth Year:

  1. Capstone Requirement: FSC481Y5 / ( FSC482H5, FSC483H5) / ( FSC482H5, FSC484H5) / ( FSC482H5, FSC485H5) / ( FSC482H5, FSC407H5)
    Note: Students seeking an IDENT capstone placement must have FSC302H5 completed prior to their capstone year.
  2. ANT415H5, ANT436H5/​ FSC307H5/​ FSC314H5, ANT439H5, ANT441H5
  3. FSC401H5, FSC439H5
  1. 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.
  2. Prospective students already holding a degree in Anthropology may not complete the Forensic Anthropology Specialist Program due to the overlap of course content for courses already completed in their first specialty.
  3. Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time. 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.