Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University - Nathan/Mt Gravatt

Course outline

In this double degree, you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of new forensic analytical methods and innovations as they are applied to biology and chemistry and gain valuable experience and insight from real casework. You’ll learn about the trends in crime in Australia and take courses that cover the police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide. You will take your place at the largest school of criminology in Australia where you will learn from industry leaders and academics who bring real and compelling stories of crime to your study. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at GU.

Majors

Forensic science: Forensic chemistry; forensic molecular biology.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

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Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
67.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.95

74.55

59.55

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

79.70

67.35

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

18

<5*

6

46

0

50

<5*

126

Percentage of all students

14.3%

<5*

4.8%

36.5%

0.0%

39.7%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a career as a forensic scientist or in policing, corrections, security and law enforcement, customs and crime prevention. You’ll also be qualified to work in fields such as analytical chemistry, molecular biology and biomedical science. You may also choose to continue your studies with an honours degree in either forensic science or criminology and criminal justice, which can lead to a PhD.

Membership

Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Royal Australian Chemical Institute; Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Course Code
228262
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$10500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences, Law
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane