Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This is a three-year program that produces scientists who have a good background in the biological and chemical sciences. These are coupled with specialised expertise in forensic science including methods of forensic analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, forensic investigation, crime and criminal justice and complex cases. Students may opt to further specialise in forensic biology, chemistry or microbiology by selecting additional electives or studies in a related or unrelated discipline. Career opportunities include forensic scientists, crime scene investigators, private investigators and consultants, police officers, drug analysts, researchers and academics, and specialised forensic science practitioners. The main employers of forensic scientists are State and Federal police services, State and Commonwealth Government Health Departments and analytical chemistry laboratories. Graduates will be versatile with a wide skills base with (depending on their choice of electives) potential for employment in analytical chemistry and microbiology, quality control and assurance, biochemistry and molecular biology, scientific research, education and the chemical industry.


  • 240 credit points
  • at least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above, including one elective unit.


  • Forensic Science
  • Crime scene investigation.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: at least 2 of Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Hawkesbury International: $91,440 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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