Welcome to the Department of Forensic Science

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Forensic Science at Laurentian University. Forensic Science education at Laurentian University began in 1998 with the Forensic Biology Option. With the advantage of having small class sizes, and professors who are practitioners and researchers in forensic science, we quickly distinguished ourselves as a premier, high quality, hands-on program.
 
In 2004 Laurentian University lead the country with the establishment of a full, independent Department of Forensic Science. This means that our department has its own dedicated research labs, teaching labs, curator, professors and adjunct professors. We were the first in the country to have such dedicated resources. Additionally, we have the first Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory and a dedicated Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory in a Department of Forensic Science.
Dr. James Watterson, Chair
 

Performance Statistics – Standard Entrance/Exit Examination

Updated as of January, 2019

 

Academic Year

% Passed – Entering Class (n)

% Passed – Graduating Class (n)

2010

8 (25)

n/a

2011

18 (22)

92 (12)

2012

15 (39)

100 (10)

2013

10 (39)

93 (14)

2014

5 (44)

80 (10)

2015

30 (30)

87 (15)

2016

20 (30)

91 (22)

2017

19 (43)

94 (17)

2018

17 (34)

93 (28)