Forensic chemistry (Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology)



The forensic chemistry major aims to provide you with the specific chemistry skills that are very important in the forensic science workplace. These chemistry-based skills complement the generic forensic science attributes developed in the core units of the course. Study in this area may lead to a career in forensic laboratories, toxicology, drug detection, chemical detection, research science, policing, and chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Students must complete a major sequence in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry in addition to the core unit requirements.

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Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Chemistry the Enabling Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Analytical Chemistry and the Environment
  • Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry