Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Honours)
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Mode of delivery
Face to face on campus.
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Students who complete the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) / Bachelor of Law degree program may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.
Forensic scientists are employed in all states in Australia. Forensic scientists work in three main areas of crime investigation: the scene of the crime, the forensic laboratory and the court.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0
(credit grade average) calculated from:
- Across the entire degree program; or
- Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
- Across the in at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).
In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.
No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.
Applicants must fill in an application for direct entry and this must be accompanied by a letter of request for admission addressed to both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Students will not be allowed to commence study until permission has been granted by both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
No credit is available into Honours Programs.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies beyond those should be required. The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.
Some aspects of the program are practical hands on skills based and may be difficult for students with certain disabilities to undertake. The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.
The Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Honours) is offered by the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units of courses.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|FORS4010||Forensic Science Honours 4010||20 units|
|FORS4020||Forensic Science Honours 4020||20 units|
|FORS4030||Forensic Science Honours 4030||20 units|
|FORS4040||Forensic Science Honours 4040||20 units|