What will I learn?

Whether analyzing blood or hair specimens at crime scenes, deciphering the cause of death of an individual based on human remains, or identifying illegal products from endangered species, forensic biologists play an important role in the field of forensic science. Trent’s Forensics Biology degree gives you all the advantages of hands-on forensics studies, while developing your expertise as a biological scientist. Students of the Forensic Biology degree program receive a comprehensive biology education that includes the study of life — from the level of molecules and cells to populations and communities — applying this knowledge in the practical applications of crime scenes and criminal investigations.

Career Opportunities

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist
  • DNA Analyst
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Wildlife Forensic Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Research Scientist

Popular Courses:

  • Biocrime and Bioterrorism
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Cell Biology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Human Osteology
  • Laboratory DNA Forensics
  • Non-Human DNA Forensics
  • Medical Entomology

Which department am I in?

Trent University

Study options

Full Time (20 credits typically completed over four years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,385.00 (US$ 16,092) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2020

Start date

6 January 2020, 1 May 2020

Venue

Trent University

1600 West Bank Drive,

PETERBOROUGH,

Ontario (ON),

K9L 0G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum overall 'B' average (or GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in a recognized academic grade 12 program. At least 4 different academic subjects at the matriculation level must be represented in the high school diploma. SAT or ACT recommended. English Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL: minimum score of 86 IBT with a minimum writing score of 20 OR 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5; IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; MELAB: minimum score of 85, with no part below 80; CAEL: minimum score of 60; Cambridge Assessment English: Grade of 'C'; Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 59.

For international students

Student must complete grade 12 (or equivalent) qualification.

English Language Proficiency Tests:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 86 IBT with a minimum writing score of 20 OR 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5.
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
  • MELAB: minimum score of 85, with no part below 80
  • CAEL: minimum score of 60
  • Cambridge Assessment English: Grade of 'C'
  • Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 59

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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About this uni

Founded with a focus on interactive learning, Trent University has been ranked the best undergraduate university in Ontario for eight years running.

  • 90% of graduates employed within six months
  • Students from 110 countries across the world
  • # 1 university in Canada for scholarships and bursaries
  • State-of-the-art campuses close to nature and cities