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Forensic Psychology - GAS Transfer

Degree Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Location UOIT, Downtown Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Six semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
Part-time
OUAC code DPS
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Admission requirements: An Ontario college certificate from Durham College in General Arts and Science - Liberal Arts UOIT Transfer - Forensics with a minimum B+ average.


General information

Forensic psychology contributes to increased public safety by improving our understanding and support of victims, witnesses and offenders as they move through the criminal justice system from the initial criminal investigation, to their experiences with the court, to rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.

You will study the core areas of psychology—social, cognitive, developmental and abnormal—as well as research methods and data analysis. You will explore a variety of forensic psychology courses that apply psychology to crime, policing, the courts, corrections and other aspects of the justice system. You will also have opportunities to incorporate aspects of criminology, legal studies, health and neuroscience into your degree with the objective of developing unique knowledge and skill sets.


Additional information

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities website
College-to-university transfer programs website

Admission requirements

Students who have successfully completed a General Arts and Science Certificate - UOIT Liberal Arts Transfer/University Transfer (Forensics) option at Durham College may apply for direct admission into the second year of the Forensic Psychology program. Eligible applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70 per cent in each prerequisite course with an overall average of 77 per cent or higher.


Bridge requirements

In recognition of your certificate, you will receive 10 courses toward your 40-course BA in Forensic Psychology degree.


Last year's cut-off 77 per cent
Expected cut-off High 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Confessions and Interrogations
  • Investigative Psychology
  • Psychology of Deviance

More information is available in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

A limited number of fourth-year students are granted an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

Career opportunities

  • child protection worker
  • corrections officer
  • law enforcement officer
  • mental health technician
  • probation manager
  • psychologist (after further study)
  • residential youth counsellor
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