Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science)
Use chemistry and biology to analyse evidence, help investigate crime and contribute to justice.
Undertake one of two streams. Forensic and analytical chemistry combines the practices of analytical chemistry and forensic investigation. Forensic biology uses aspects of life sciences to examine biological material in a forensic context. The degree weaves core analytical skills with the principles, knowledge and practices of forensic biology and forensic chemistry.
|Duration:||3 years full-time|
|Start Date:||March, July|
|Location:||Bedford Park, Australia|
|Prerequisites:||SACE stage two chemistry or equivalent.|
|Pearson overall score:||50|
|Delivery mode:||On campus: Bedford Park|
Why study Forensic and Analytical Science at Flinders
- Choose a stream in forensic and analytical chemistry or forensic biology
- Get hands-on experience during laboratory practicals and learn how forensic technologies are applied to real-life cases
- Opens career options in areas such as illicit drug testing, DNA analysis, trace evidence examination and toxicology
- Analyse and identify evidence such as illicit drugs, human body fluids, and trace evidence such as textile fibres and glass
- Strong links with Forensic Science South Australia and other agencies and researchers around the world
- Access research facilities among Australia’s best
The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.
- Get hands-on experience in our laboratories.
- Undertake research in the field.
- Carry out honours research with an industry partner such as Forensic Science SA, South Australian Police or the Defence Science Technology Group.
Get hands-on experience in our laboratories, and undertake research in the field. There are opportunities to carry out honours research with an industry partner such as Forensic Science SA, South Australian Police or the Defence Science Technology Group.
“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”
Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student
Forensic and analytical science opens career options in areas such as illicit drug testing, DNA analysis, trace evidence examination and toxicology.
Potential occupations include:
- forensic chemist, forensic biologist or forensic
- analytical chemist
- forensic technical assistant
- formulation chemist
- graduate chemist.
Potential employers include:
- Forensic Science SA
- Australian Federal Police
- Defence Science and Technology Group
- Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine