Forensic Anthropology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Anthropology 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 ANT101H5 with 75% or better and ANT102H5 with 75% or better and FSC239Y5 with a 70% or better. (Students applying to enroll after second year must have completed 8.0 credits and achieved at least 75% in each of ANT200H5, ANT202H5, ANT203H5 and ANT205H5) and FSC239Y5 with a 70% or better.
  3. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 The actual minimum CGPA varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.0

* 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.

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

Forensic Science Applications Open: March 1 of each year

Forensic Science Application Deadline: May 1 of each year

A minimum of 15.5 credits are required.

First Year: ANT101H5, ANT102H5; BIO152H5, BIO153H5; FSC239Y5

Second Year: ANT200H5, ANT202H5, ANT203H5, ANT205H5; FSC271H5; STA215H5/​ ANT407H5

Third Year: ANT306H5, ANT312H5/​ ANT317H5, ANT334H5, ANT340H5; ( FSC300H5, FSC302H5)/( FSC210H5, FSC303H5), FSC316H5, FSC330H5, FSC335H5, FSC340H5, FSC360H5

Fourth Year: ANT415H5, ANT436H5/​ FSC307H5; ANT439H5, ANT441H5; FSC401H5, FSC439H5, FSC481Y5/​( FSC482H5, FSC483H5/​ FSC485H5)


  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.