We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.
The Forensic Psychology Advanced Entry program provides college graduates with the opportunity to apply their Police Foundations; Correctional Worker / Community and Justice Services; Child and Youth Worker; Protection, Security and Investigation; or Social Service Worker two-year diploma toward a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology.
Forensic Psychology Advanced Entry students will take the same courses as other Forensic Psychology students in the third and fourth years, but in a different order.
Admission is competitive. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.
To qualify for the Forensic Psychology Advanced Entry program, the minimum entrance requirement is a two-year Ontario college diploma (or equivalent) in Police Foundations, Correctional Worker / Community and Justice Services; Child and Youth Worker; Protection, Security and Investigation; or Social Service Worker. In addition, the minimum average or standing required for admission into the program is 70 per cent (or B-minus) in the college course work completed.
The sequencing of courses for third- and fourth-year Forensic Psychology Advanced Entry students differs somewhat from other Forensic Psychology majors.