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Unlocking the truth through forensic science

Griffith's forensic science degree is the only specialist degree of this type offered in Queensland.

When you study Forensic Science at Griffith, you will explore science in real life and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology and forensic chemistry.

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Don't wait until next year to start studying. Apply now to start in Trimester 3.

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Study forensic science at Griffith

Learn from the best

Griffith's forensic science degree is the only specialist degree of this type offered in Queensland, and the first forensic chemistry degree in Australia accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Throughout your degree you will be taught by leading Australian researchers who are at the leading edge of their field.

Essential practical experience working on real cases

You will develop in-depth knowledge of new forensic analysis methods and innovations, and gain valuable experience from real casework. You will practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts. You will 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 provide expert evidence in Australian courts.

Industry accreditation

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.

Study your way

Create your study plan to fit with your existing commitments such as work and family. With the flexibility of studying in person at one of our campuses, online through our Digital campus, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices. At Nathan and the Gold Coast, you can start your degree sooner with intakes in February, July and October.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Nicole Gardiner

Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

'Griffith helped me land my dream job by offering an extremely practical degree.’

Nicole Gardiner

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

You'll be prepared to work as a DNA expert, a forensic molecular biologist, forensic chemist or forensic toxicologist and as an acknowledged expert in these or a variety of other roles within the criminal justice system. You'll also be able to pursue a scientific career not directly related to forensic organisations, in areas such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry and biomedical science.

You may also choose to undertake a fourth year research honours program, which can lead to a PhD and a career in research.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

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Tuesday 21 September — Thursday 30 September

Experience Days for Year 11 and 12 students

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