Bachelor of Forensic Science

Griffith University

Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals with the ability to keep an open mind and concentrate on hard evidence. In this degree, students will explore science in real life and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology and forensic chemistry. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of new forensic analysis methods and innovations, and gain valuable experience from real casework. They will practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts. Students will learn from academic staff who have been called to work on projects such as the forensic identification of victims of the Asian tsunami and the Bali bombings, and who provide expert evidence in Australian courts. In the first year, students will take core courses in biology, chemistry, molecular genetics and forensic investigation. In the second and third years, students will focus on their chosen major and continue to develop their skills in core areas.

Course Fee:

International: $99,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; VET Award Certificate III; Prerequisites: English, Maths B; Recommended: at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics


240 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Forensic chemistry; Forensic molecular biology

Study Pathways:

Honours is available.


The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) recognises graduates of this award with the major, Forensic Chemistry; The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology recognise graduates of this award with the major, Forensic Molecular Biology.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Forensic Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
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Griffith University offer more than 350 qualifications across 5 campuses in Queensland. Griffith University serves more than 40,000 students. Approximately half of Griffith students study full-time and on-campus.

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