Forensic Psychology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Psychology Specialist Program is limited and admission 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 any Gr.12(4U) Biology and Advanced Functions or equivalent*;
  2. Completion of 4.0 credits, including 3.0 science credits
  3. Completion of PSY100Y5 with a minimum average of 75% or better
  4. Completion of FSC239Y5 with a minimum average of 70% or better
  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

Students applying to enroll after second year must also have:

  1. Completed 8.0 credits.
  2. Completed PSY201H5, PSY202H5 (or equivalent), FSC220H5, and at least an additional 1.0 credit in 200 series PSY courses with a minimum average of 77% for those five half courses
  3. 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 1 of each year Forensic Science Application Deadline: May 1 of each year

At least 15.5 credits are required.

First Year: PSY100Y5; FSC239Y5; BIO152H5, BIO153H5

Second Year:

  1. PSY201H5, PSY202H5/​equivalent
  2. FSC271H5, FSC220H5
  3. PSY210H5, PSY220H5, PSY230H5, PSY240H5, PSY270H5/​ PSY274H5/​ PSY280H5/​ PSY290H5

Third and Fourth Year:

  1. ( FSC300H5, FSC302H5)/( FSC303H5, FSC316H5), FSC320H5, FSC330H5, FSC335H5, FSC360H5, FSC370H5; PSY309H5, PSY328H5/​ PSY340H5/​ PSY341H5/​ PSY393H5, PSY344H5/​ PSY346H5;
  2. One laboratory course from: PSY329H5, PSY369H5
  3. 0.5 credits from the following: FSC350H5, FSC351H5, FSC361H5, FSC371H5, FSC401H5, FSC402H5, FSC403H5, FSC406H5, FSC407H5
  4. 0.5 credit from PSY 400 level series courses
  5. FSC420H5, 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 Psychology may not complete a Forensic Psychology 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.
  4. 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.