Pathway Summary

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Pathway ID
3002
Pathway Title
Police Foundations to Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensic Science; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensics and Arts or Science
Pathway Last Updated
2018-08-23

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Algonquin College
Discipline/Division
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
Discipline/Division
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Core Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology etc.)
Program Title
System Wide Police Foundations to Forensic Science

Contact Procedures

​Liaison Office
Trent University
1-888-739-8885
discovertrent@trentu.ca

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 the Police Foundations Diploma at any Ontario college of applied arts and technology;
- a minimum 75% overall average.

Credit transfer

Students will be granted 5.0 credits, including:

  • 0.5 FRSC 1011H - Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
  • 0.5 FRSC 1100H - Introduction to Canadian Justice
  • 0.5 FRSC 2010H - Mentorship/Placement OR ​0.5 unassigned Science credit at the 2000 level
  • 0.5 FRSC 2100H - Criminal Code
  • 0.5 FRSC 2110H - Police Powers
  • 0.5 PSYC 1030H - Introduction to Psychology Part 2: Social and Personality Perspectives
  • 1.0 unassigned Sociology credit at the 2000 level
  • 1.0 unassigned Arts credit at the 2000 level

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions: http://trentu.ca/calendar

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Single Major in Forensic Science

  • 0.5 FRSC 1010H - Introduction to Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 2020H - Scientific Methodology in Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 2050H - Introduction to Genetics
  • 0.5 FRSC 3010H - Crime Scene Investigation
  • 0.5 FRSC 3100H - Trends in Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 3110H - Criminology in Forensics
  • 0.5 FRSC 3700H - Applied Population Genetics 
  • 0.5 FRSC 4312H - Presentation of Forensic Evidence
  • 0.5 credit from the following:
    • 0.5 FRSC 3000H - Laboratory DNA Forensics
    • 0.5 FRSC 3111H - Non-Human DNA Forensics
  • 0.5 credit from the following:
    • 0.5 FRSC 3400H - Chromatography
    • 0.5 FRSC 3410H - Methods of Spectral Analysis
  • 0.5 credit from the following:
    • 0.5 FRSC 4570H - Biocrime and Bioterrorism 
    • 0.5 FRSC 4600H - Applied Molecular Genetics 
  • 2.0 or 1.5 credits from the following:
    • 2.0 FRSC 4020D - Research Thesis; OR
    • 1.5 FRSC 4000H - Professionalism: A Forensic Science Perspective, and one of FRSC 4010Y - Independent Project or 4890Y - Forensic Community-Based Research Project
  • 0.5 additional FRSC credit if 0.5 Science at the 2000 level is awarded in place of FRSC 2010H
  • 0.5 ANTH 1010H - Biological Anthropology I: Becoming Human
  • 0.5 ANTH 2410H - Biological Anthropology II: Darwin, Death and Disease
  • 0.5 BIOL 1030H - Foundations of Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • 0.5 BIOL 1050H - Human Anatomy
  • 0.5 BIOL 1051H - Human Physiology
  • 0.5 BIOL 3080H - Molecular Biology
  • 0.5 CHEM 1000H - Introductory Chemistry I
  • 0.5 CHEM 1010H - Introductory Chemistry II
  • 0.5 CHEM 2300H - Biochemical Concepts
  • 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 1001H - Introductory Physics I
  • 0.5 additional credit required if 0.5 unassigned Science at the 2000 level is awarded in place of FRSC 2010H, otherwise 1.0 additional credit is required, including:
    • 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List

NOTE: Forensic Science and additional credits without specified year levels must include at least 0.5 (or 1.0) credit at the 3000 level or beyond. 

Joint Major in Forensic Science

  • 0.5 FRSC 1010H - Introduction to Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 2020H - Scientific Methodology in Forensic Science
  • 0.5 FRSC 3010H - Crime Scene Investigation
  • 0.5 FRSC 3100H - Trends in Forensic Science
  • 2.5 Forensic Science credits at the 3000 level or beyond in addition to the above
  • 0.5 additional Forensic Science credit required if FRSC 2010H is not awarded
  • 10.5 (or 10.0 if FRSC 2010H is not awarded) additional credits, including:
    • requirements for joint-major discipline
    • 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List

NOTE: Forensic Science and additional credits without specified year levels must include 3.5 credits at the 3000 level and maximum 5.0 credits at the 1000 level. For students pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensics and Science, 11.0 (or 10.5 depending on credits awarded) must be science credits. 

 

Students are referred to the academic calendar for specific departmental joint-major requirements.  Disciplines that typically align with careers related to policing include:  Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Anthropology and Canadian Studies.  Students are welcome to pursue other options according to their interests and goals.  It is strongly recommended that students discuss their academic program with an academic advisor prior to selecting and registering for courses. 

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. http://trentu.ca/calendar
 

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

3 years

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

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensic Science; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Forensics and Arts; or Bachelor of Science (Honours), Forensics and Science

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