Forensic Identification

The Bachelor of Forensic Identification is offered exclusively to Forensic Identification Officers. Courses are offered by e-learning and practicums.

Overview

The Bachelor in Forensic Identification degree (BFI) is exclusively for Canadian police officers who investigate crime scenes and is the only program of its kind in North America. There are approximately 130 officers enrolled from coast to coast. The degree combines an e-learning curriculum with intense one week periods of study at the Ontario Police College or the Calgary and Edmonton Police Services. Course selection is left to the discretion of the officer. The degree maximizes the educational value that can be delivered as each officer can tailor the degree to the specific needs of their service and individual intellectual interests.

Practicums 

Practicums are modelled on the advanced instructions Forensic Identification officers receive in the one week, 40-hour courses. In our degree, we call these “Practicums” and since they equal the number of hours of instruction that normally takes place over a full term [e.g. September to December], they are worth three credits. Practicums are optional however, they are designed to provide the officer with a hands-on application of the knowledge that is acquired in an e-learning course.

 

Key Features

The only program of its kind in North America.
Laurentian University has an educational partnership with the Ontario Police College.

Career Opportunities

The BFI degree is exclusively for Canadian police officers who investigate crime scenes and is the only program of its kind in North America.

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