Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals who assist police in examining evidence. In this degree, you’ll develop skills and knowledge in basic forensic science, and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic molecular biology and forensic chemistry. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of new forensic analytical methods and innovations and gain valuable experience from real casework. You’ll practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts and will learn from academic staff who have ties to international projects and who provide expert evidence in Australian courts. In your first year, you’ll take core courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and forensic investigation. In your second and third years, you’ll focus on your chosen major (forensic chemistry or forensic molecular biology) and continue to develop your skills in core areas. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Forensic Science at GU.
Forensic chemistry; forensic molecular biology.
Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Science/B Forensic Science.
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Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.
Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
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You’ll be prepared to work as a DNA expert, a forensic molecular biologist, forensic chemist or forensic toxicologist and as an acknowledged expert in these or a variety of other roles within the criminal justice system. You’ll also be able to pursue a scientific career not directly related to forensic organisations, in areas such as analytical chemistry, molecular biology and biomedical science. You may also choose to undertake a fourth year research honours program, which can lead to a PhD and a career in research.
Professional recognition will vary depending on your choice of major. Forensic chemistry: Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS); Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Forensic Molecular Biology: Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS); Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
11 Jan 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time