Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

University of Canberra

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Bachelor Degree
2.7 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a forensic laboratory scientist, then this is the degree for you. At UC, we focus on the laboratory-based areas of forensic biology and forensic chemistry. You’ll undertake subjects which arm you with the necessary specialisations and complement the broader laboratory science/human science aspects of the degree. The Forensic Studies program is part of the National Centre for Forensic Studies (NCFS) – a collaboration between UC, the Canberra Institute of Technology and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Over the course of your studies, you’ll benefit from the opportunities this unique partnership brings, including access to specialist equipment and the latest technologies in forensic analysis.

The structure of this course is informed by industry, meaning Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is present at its core. As part of your WIL, you’ll undertake a range...

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Analytical chemist
Member of Australian Federal Police
DNA analyst
Formulation chemist
Forensic toxicologist
Government health department...

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Additional Information

You’ll gain advantages thanks to UC’s formalised partnerships with major research institutions and forensic providers, such as the AFP and NSW Heal...

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