Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

Forensic and Analytical Science is a specialisation within the Bachelor of Science. This specialisation is also available within the 4 year Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Forensic and Analytical Science).

The Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science) offers 2 streams:

  • forensic and analytical chemistry, which combines the practices of analytical chemistry and forensic investigation
  • forensic biology, which uses aspects of life sciences to examine biological material in a forensic context.

The degree involves analysing and identifying physical evidence, elements and compounds.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Forensic and Analytical Science at Flinders?

  • Choose a specialisation in forensic and analytical chemistry or forensic biology.
  • This degree opens career options in areas such as illicit drug testing, DNA analysis, trace evidence examination and toxicology.
  • Analyse and identify evidence such as illicit drugs, human body fluids, and trace evidence such as textile fibres and glass.
  • Access research facilities among Australia's best.
  • Flinders University has strong links with Forensic Science South Australia and other agencies and researchers around the world.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science) degree? 

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: Stage 2 Chemistry or equivalent.

Senior secondary chemistry is required for international students.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234281
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,552

International students
CRICOS code: 023581F
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $27,400
2017: $29,000




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Science & Mathematics (PDF 4MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus