Forensic Psychology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Psychology 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 Psychology 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 PSY100Y5 with a minimum average of 75% or better
  3. Completion of BIO152H5 with 65% or better and BIO153H5 with 65% or better
  4. Completion of FSC239Y5 with 70% or better in their first attempt.
  5. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.2.
    The actual minimum CGPA requirement varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.2

Students applying to enroll after second year must also have:

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

A minimum of 15.0 credits are required.

First Year:

  1. BIO152H5, BIO153H5
  2. FSC239Y5
  3. PSY100Y5

( ISP100H5 is strongly encouraged).

Second Year:

  1. Statistics Requirement: PSY201H5, PSY202H5
  2. FSC271H5, FSC220H5
  3. PSY210H5, PSY220H5, PSY230H5, PSY240H5, PSY270H5/​ PSY280H5/​ PSY290H5/​ JLP285H5

Third and Fourth Year:

  1. IDENT Requirement: ( FSC300H5, FSC302H5) / ( FSC303H5, FSC316H5)
  2. FSC320H5, FSC330H5, FSC335H5, FSC360H5, FSC370H5; PSY309H5, PSY328H5/​ PSY340H5/​ PSY341H5/​ PSY393H5, PSY344H5/​ PSY346H5
  3. 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.

  4. 0.5 credits from the following laboratory-based courses: PSY329H5, PSY369H5
  5. 0.5 credits from the following: FSC314H5, FSC350H5, FSC351H5, FSC361H5, FSC371H5, FSC401H5, FSC402H5, FSC403H5, FSC406H5, FSC407H5
  6. 0.5 credit from PSY 400 level series courses
  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.