Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Forensic and Analytical Science)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 80.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths,SEAS, RISAS

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

Forensic and Analytical Science is a specialisation within the Bachelor of Science (Honours). This specialisation is also available within the 3 year Bachelor of Science.

It is available in 2 streams:

  • Forensic and Anlaytical Chemistry: combining the practice of analytical chemistry with the application of forensic investigation
  • Forensic Biology: using aspects of life sciences to examine biological material in a forensic context.

Both streams combine studies in chemistry and biology with related sciences such as necessary mathematical and computer skills required to process and analyse data, and a thorough grounding in industrial practice and the relevant areas of our legal system.

There is also a strong focus on developing your oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team - all of which are highly regarded by employers.

By taking an Honours year, you will further develop your professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development, as well as your technical expertise and knowledge. 

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Forensic and Analytical Science at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Forensic and Analytical Science) at Flinders:

  • opens exciting career opportunities in such areas as drug testing, DNA analysis and crime prevention
  • will appeal to students who like problem solving and have a passion for science and laboratory-based work.

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

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: 224621
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $8,462

International students
CRICOS code: 074777E
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600




  • 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
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