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Asked by: Marc
Question: Is it possible to finish the Forensic Science Diploma combined with a BSc in Biology in three years taking 3 courses per term?

Answered by: Emma
Answer: I am not familiar with the requirements for the Forensic Science Diploma so I recommend that you contact forensics@smu.ca for more information about this aspect of your question. However, I do not recommend taking any bachelor designed to be taken over 4 years in much less time than that. I personally overloaded courses last semester (took 6 rather than the typical 5) and it was far too much work all at once. Whether or not you want to overload and/or take courses in the summer to finish a degree early is up to you, as you know your work ethic and limits better than anyone else. However, respect your limits and make sure that you do not take on too much, it can be detrimental to your stress levels and success in your program. You also aren't guaranteed that the courses you need will be offered during the summer months! I recommend that you talk to your BSc academic advisor and really discuss if this is possible, and what your course load would look like if you choose to take this route. Academic advisors know best, and they have insight into course loads. Here is a link to the walk in hours and contact information for Science Advising http://www.smu.ca/academics/science-advising-centre.html.
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