Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Biotechnology - Advanced to Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensic Science
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Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Science and Engineering Technology
Program Area
Biology/Bioinformatics/Chemistry/Chemical Technology/Laboratory Technology
Program Title
Biotechnology - Advanced

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Science and Technology
Program Area
Core Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
Program Title
Forensic Science

Contact Procedures

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Trent University

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed annually, or sooner in the event of major curriculum changes in either partner’s programs. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. In the event of termination of the agreement, every effort will be made to ensure that students currently enrolled in the program will not be affected.

Eligibility for Pathway

To qualify for this agreement, students must have:
- successfully completed Fleming College's Biotechnology - Advanced Diploma program;
- a minimum overall average of 75%.

Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensic Science program is competitive. As a result, the minimum 75% average required for meeting the terms of the agreement does not guarantee admission and a higher average may be required.

Credit transfer

Students will be granted 7.0 credits, including:

  • 0.5 FRSC 1010H - Introduction to Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 1011H - Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
  • 0.5 FRSC 1100H - Introduction to Canadian Justice
  • 0.5 FRSC 2010H - Mentorship/Placement
  • 0.5 FRSC-BIOL 2050H - Introduction to Genetics
  • 0.5 CHEM 1000H - Introductory Chemistry I
  • 0.5 CHEM 1010H - Introductory Chemistry II
  • 0.5 CHEM-BIOL 2300H - Biochemical Concepts
  • 0.5 BIOL 1030H - Current Issues in Biology II
  • 1.0 unassigned Biology credit at the 2000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Physics credit at the 1000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Science credit at the 1000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Science credit at the 2000 level

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

  • ​0.5 FRSC 2020H - Scientific Methodology in Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 2100H - Criminal Code
  • 0.5 FRSC 3000H - Laboratory DNA Forensics; or 3111H - Non-Human DNA Forensics
  • 0.5 FRSC 3010H - Crime Scene Investigation
  • 0.5 FRSC 3020H - Workplace Readiness and Professional Ethics
  • 0.5 FRSC 3100H - Trends in Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 3110H - Criminology in Forensics
  • 0.5 FRSC 3400H - Chromatography; or 3410H - Methods of Spectral Analysis
  • 0.5 FRSC 3700H - Applied Population Genetics
  • 2.0 FRSC 4020D - Research Thesis; or 4010Y - Independent Research Project or 4021Y - Research Thesis or 4890Y - Forensic Community-Based Research Project, and 1.0 additional Forensic Science credit at the 4000 level
  • 0.5 FRSC 4312H - Presentation of Forensic Evidence
  • 0.5 FRSC 4570H - Biocrime and Bioterrorism; or 4600H - Applied Molecular Genetics
  • 0.5 additional Forensic Science credit
  • 0.5 ANTH 1001H - General Anthropology
  • 0.5 ANTH 2410H - Biological Anthropology: Darwin, Death and Disease
  • 0.5 BIOL 1050H - Human Anatomy
  • 0.5 BIOL 1051H - Human Physiology
  • 0.5 BIOL 3080H - Molecular Biology
  • 0.5 CHEM 2400H - Analytical Chemistry
  • 0.5 MATH 1051H - Non-Calculus Statistics I: Elementary Probability and Statistics
  • 0.5 MATH 1052H - Non-Calculus Statistics II: Elementary Statistical Methods
  • 0.5 PHYS 1000H - Foundations of Physics; or 1001H - Introductory Physics I
  • 0.5 elective credit, which must come from the Approved Indigenous Course List if not completed through other requirements

Degree requirements are subject to change. Refer to the most recent version of the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and degree requirements, which apply to all undergraduate programs.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Two and a half years.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensic Science 

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