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Overview

Delivery Mode: BLENDED

  • This program will be primarily delivered online during COVID-19, although one course will have some in-person labs. Students will be expected to attend campus to complete those labs.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We are putting measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see BCIT COVID-19 Return to Operations for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Forensic science, the application of science to legal matters, has always captivated individuals with an interest and aptitude for investigation. Seen in popular culture through television shows such as CSI, it is easy to see how forensic science has captured the attention and interest of society.

The goal of BCIT’s forensic science program is to provide a strong scientific approach to an applied discipline by exploring both the theoretical and practical aspects involved with forensics. The curriculum covers key areas required by forensic investigators, including, but not limited to: Canadian legal aspects, evidence and expert witness training, crime scene processing, case management, death investigation, biological aspects (DNA, anthropology, entomology, odontology, etc.), chemical aspects (fingerprinting, firearms/toolmarks, photography/video/imaging, etc.), physical aspects, and a variety of elective topics.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies

Courses

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates from the Forensic Science Option may be employed in a range of investigative positions, depending on the student’s academic background and work experience. This may include:

  • Technologist, Analyst or Scientist (with an advanced degree(s)) in a Forensic Laboratory
  • Police Officer
  • Coroner

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

  • Dana Adams – Director of Security Services, Telus Communication
  • Lynn Gifford – Coordinator, Forensic Nursing Services, Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Taras Hryb – President, Canadian Association of Private Investigators
  • Jared Jung – Computer Crime, ASC Student
  • Lisa Lapointe – Forensic Science and Identification Services, Province of BC
  • Stefano Mazzega – General Manager, Forensic Science and Identification Services, National Forensic Services Laboratory, Vancouver
  • Kevin McQuiggin – Inspector(retd), Tech Crime Unit, Vancouver Police Department
  • Aaron Oliynyk – Crime and Intelligence, Btech Student and Civil Aviation Safety Inspector
  • Jess Ram – Inspector, Criminal Intelligence Services
  • Jagjit Sumra – Director, Investigative Services, Canada Post

Contact Us

David McKay, Program Coordinator
604.432.8238

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