Forensic investigations are becoming increasingly sophisticated with the integration of the latest analytical techniques in forensic chemistry and biology. Additionally, a number of professions ranging from law to wildlife protection, are becoming increasingly dependent on forensic knowledge and techniques. Furthermore, growth of industries such as forensic/evidential journalism and the need for investigative skill in areas as diverse as insurance and conservation has greatly increased the need for graduates with a solid analytical science training, strong appreciation of forensics and the entrepreneurship and management skills to bring forth new ideas. Thus there is increasing interest from employers for science graduates with good analytical skills, an understanding of forensics and the business skills to function in this rapidly developing field.
Forensic Analytical Science deals with the modern analytical techniques used in support of the legal system and in wider investigative contexts. Although chemistry and biology make up the core, it draws upon multiple disciplines such as mathematics and statistics, clothing and textile sciences, law, botany, and bioanthropology. This major will provide graduates with strong analytical skills that can be applied in many areas of endeavour and certainly is not limited to criminal forensics.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
- Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons))
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc)
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Forensic Analytical Science
BIOC 192 Foundations of Biochemistry
CELS 191 Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 191 The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health
HUBS 191 Human Body Systems 1
At least one of the following is recommended:
FORS 201 Analytical and Forensic Science
GENE 222 Genes, Chromosomes and Populations
FORS 301 Analytical Forensic Biology
CHEM 306 Forensic Chemistry
90 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or second major subject or other approved papers
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Forensic Analytical Science
If you wish to enrol in this programme please contact the Division of Sciences.