Forensic investigation is a growing and diverse profession, which combines various aspects of science and technology with the legal system.
Our Forensic Investigation programs combine intellectual rigor and current applications of technologies, enabling you to gain a firm understanding of the role performed by investigators and other professionals working in the justice and public safety fields.
Explore our Bachelor of Technology (BTech) options:
NEW! Bachelor of Science Combined Honours with UBC:
We also offer Advanced Certificates (ACert) in the following areas:
Graduate Certificates (Grad Cert) in:
- Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime
- Forensic Health Sciences - NEW Credential!
Our students train in forensic laboratories and computer facilities, receiving both classroom and hands-on experience. Once they graduate, they become professionals working in areas of science, computers, economics and business who detect, collect, evaluate, and prepare evidence for use in civil and criminal courts of law.
After exploring the educational programs we offer, if you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page. Our FAQs should supply answers to most of your questions, and if they don't, you can also contact a Program Coordinator for help. You can also check out our department Student Guide [PDF] for help.
We also offer a wide range of workshops that occur throughout the year as one-off learning sessions for industry professionals who wish to learn something new, or simply wish to participate for general interest.
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Dean Hildebrand, Associate Dean, talks about what's new in Forensics at BCIT, from running the leading academic DNA lab in the country, to the increasing use of data analytics in crime analysis: