Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

University of Canberra

The degree is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in forensic science as a laboratory scientist. With this emphasis in mind, a strong biological chemistry component has been integrated into the degree structure. Forensic science subjects are taken throughout the course to provide the necessary specialisation to complement the broader laboratory science/human science aspects of the degree. UC emphasise, in particular, the laboratory-based fields of forensic biology and forensic chemistry, and cover areas such as the collection and examination of trace evidence, environmental forensic science, toxicology, forensic statistics, specialised chemical/biological analyses, and the interpretation and reporting of analytical results.

Course Fee:

International: $96,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0. Assumed Knowledge: ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods major; NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics.


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Subjects include: Chemistry 1a and 1b; Analytical Chemistry; Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology; Forensic Chemistry; Forensic Toxicology and Drug Analysis; Environmental and Forensic Geochemistry; Data Analysis in Science; Forensic Science 1 and 2; Mathematical Methods; Introductory Physics; Concepts in Biology; Introduction to Microbiology; Human Biochemistry; Biochemistry; Genetics; Forensic Biology; Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics; Population Genetics; Environmental and Forensic Genetics; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Study Pathways:

High performing students may, on completion of this course, have the opportunity to undertake an Honours year.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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Forensic Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 49.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 49.95 Yes Part time 6 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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