From CSI to Mythbusters, forensic science has grabbed our attention through TV, news and documentaries outlining the capabilities of forensics to solving crimes. Griffith’s forensic science program is the premier program in Queensland and the Asia-Pacific region.
Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals with the ability to keep an open mind and concentrate on hard evidence. In this degree, you’ll explore science in real life and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology and forensic chemistry.
Learning from the best
At Griffith you’ll develop in-depth knowledge of new forensic analysis methods and innovations, and gain valuable experience from real casework. You’ll practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts (a simulated court). You’ll learn from academic staff who have been called to work on projects such as the forensic identification of victims of the Asian tsunami and the Bali bombings, and who regularly provide expert evidence in Australian courts.
As a graduate, depending on your specialisation you’ll be eligible to join the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
What can I study?
When Nicole Gardiner was 10, she would sneak out of her room to watch the criminal forensic television program CSI without her parents knowing. Today Nicole is proud to say she’s almost a real life “crime scene investigator” after her pathway through Griffith.
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