Forensic Investigative Studies
|Start Dates:||Summer, Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Seneca Certificate|
Designed specifically for front–line investigations, you’ll gain forensic knowledge from recognized experts in their respective fields. Your courses will deliver specialized skills and knowledge for an exciting career in forensic and criminal investigations.
The part–time program delivery allows you maximum flexibility. You’ll be able to begin your studies at any time with most courses. It is not necessary to wait for the traditional start of a semester.
This program is offered in partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T.).
- College or University diploma, degree, or certificate is preferred.
- Students are required to be highly literate in the English language, both written and oral, and possess good analytical skills to be successful in this program.
Space permitting, courses may be taken by the general public without formally registering for the program. Permission of the Program Co–ordinator is required.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Forensic Science has made it possible to detect, investigate and prosecute offences in ways never previously possible. This has resulted in requirements for advanced skill development by investigators accompanied by higher standards set out by the courts. Earn a certificate in Forensic Investigative Studies part–time and you may find enhanced career opportunities as a police officer, police investigator, (i.e. Forensic Identification, Scene of Crime Investigation, etc.), corporate and government investigator, and other public safety professionals.
Graduates of this program who are accepted to BCIT will receive advanced standing credits towards BCIT’s:
- Advanced Specialty Certificate (Forensic Science Studies)
- Bachelor of Technology (Forensic Investigation)
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|British Columbia Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Technology in Forensics Investigations (Forensic Science Option)|
A total of ten courses are required for completion of this certificate.
|FHS561||Introduction to Criminal Law: Procedures and Evidence||45|
|FRS501||Introduction to Forensic Science||45|
|FRS503||Forensic Interviewing I||30|
|FRS510||Expert Witness Preparation||45|
(Students will choose 6 out of 7 courses)
|FHS560||Introduction to Forensic Health Sciences||45|
|FHS563||Wound and Trauma Assessment Documentation/Evaluation||45|
|FRS502||Forensic Anthropology - Rural Crime Scenes||45|
|FRS504||Forensic Behavioural Science||45|
|FRS505||Forensic Video Technologies||45|
|FRS507||Geographic Profiling I||45|
|FRS508||Forensic DNA Evidence for Investigators||45|
|FRS509||Principles and Methods in Fingerprint Identification||45|