Course Description

Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals with the ability to keep an open mind and concentrate on hard evidence. In this degree, you will explore science in real life and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology and forensic chemistry.

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.

In your first year, you will take core courses in biology, chemistry, molecular genetics and forensic investigation. In your second and third years, you will
focus on your chosen major and continue to develop your skills in core areas.

Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Molecular Biology

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,185 total course cost.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 85.9% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.6% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 47.3% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 56.5% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $51,600 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 1264