Bachelor of Forensic Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1


  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Forensic Science (BForSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Chemistry major and 40 credit points of free-choice electives; or
  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Molecular Biology major and 40 credit points of free-choice electives.

You are also required to successfully complete:

  • all the requirements for first and second year in the degree structure for the Bachelor of Forensic Science before proceeding to the third year of the program
  • the following courses for the purposes of eligibility to continue in the program:
    • 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation and
    • 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems and
    • 2103NSC Organic Chemistry or 2003ESC Forensic Biology.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.