Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Police Foundations - BA (Honours) Joint-Major
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Justice, Paralegal, Police/Military, Emergency, and Protective Services
Program Title
Police Foundations

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Any Bachelor's of Arts Program
Program Title
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Contact Procedures


Liaison Office

Trent University 1-888-739-8885


Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed every three years, or sooner in the event major curriculum changes in either partner's program. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. Students enrolled at Trent at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of this transfer pathway.

Eligibility for Pathway

Upon successful completion of the four semester Police Foundations Diploma program at Fleming College, graduates with a minimum 75% cumulative program average will be eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), joint-major program at Trent University.  Applicants must declare their choice of program at the time of their initial application to Trent.

Credit transfer

Students will be assigned:


  • 0.5 FRSC 1100H - Introduction to Canadian justice
  • 0.5 FRSC 2010H - Mentorship/placement
  • 0.5 FRSC 2100H - Criminal code
  • 0.5 FRSC 2110H - Police powers
  • 0.5 FRSC 3110H - Criminology in forensics
  • 0.5 PSYC 1020H (*1) - Introduction to psychology part 1: Experimental and biological bases of behaviour
  • 1.0 POST 2010Y - Canadian politics
  • 1.0 SOCI credit @ 2000 level

Note:  (*1) Completion of PSYC 1030H with a minimum 60% average is required prior to progression to any PSYC courses at the 2000 level or above. It is strongly recommended that students complete this in the summer prior to commencement of studies at Trent. Please see the University Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students must complete the following required courses for Forensic Science Joint-Major:


  • FRSC 1010H - Introduction to forensic science
  • FRSC 1011H - Introduction to crime scene investigation

1.5 FRSC credits from:

  • 3000H - Laboratory DNA forensics
  • 3100H - Trends in forensic science
  • 3910H -
  • 4570H - Biocrime and bioterrorism
  • 4890H - Forensic Community-Based Education research project
  • FRSC-BIOL 3620H - Population genetics or FRSC-BIOL 4600H - Applied molecular genetics

2.0 FRSC credits from:

  • FRSC-BIOL 2050H - Introduction to genetics
  • FRSC-BIOL 3330H - Forensic entomology
  • FRSC-COIS 2750H - Computer crime and forensics
  • FRSC-HIST 3751Y - The history of crime in England
  • FRSC-PHYS 1020H - Forensic physics
  • FRSC-ANTH-BIOL 3415Y - 
  • FRSC-ERSC-CHEM 3400H - Chromotography or FRSC 3410H - Spectrophotometry and spectroscopy

Requirements for Second Discipline in Joint-Major:

Students are referred to the academic calendar for specific departmental joint-major requirements.
Suggested disciplines that will align well with a joint-major in Forensic Science include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology

Students are welcome to pursue other options according to their interest.  It is strongly recommended that students discuss their academic program with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Other University Requirements:

Students are referred to the most recent version of the academic calendar for requirements which apply to all undergraduate degree programs: Only selected requirements are listed in this section.
Maximum of 7.0 credits @ 1000 level
For the B.Sc., 14 Science credits in the program as a whole, including 1.0 MATH credit
Minimum of 7.0 credits beyond the 2000 level
The same course may not simultaneously satisfy the requirements of both programs in a joint-major degree.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

The program will be completed in approximately three academic years (6 semesters).

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

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), (Joint-Major)

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Don’t forget: You should always review institution transfer information before you finalize your options. Contact a transfer advisor if you have further questions.