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Overview

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.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended

  • This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
  • You will need access to a personal computer with video and microphone for the online portion of your program.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

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

David McKay, Program Coordinator
604.432.8238
email: david_mckay@bcit.ca

Fiona Kerr, Program Assistant
email:  fkerr@bcit.ca

Contact Us

David McKay, Program Coordinator
604.432.8238
email: david_mckay@bcit.ca

BCIT Forensics
BCIT_forensics@bcit.ca

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