Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

Study science. Major in discovery

The Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) produces scientists with a strong background in the biological and chemical sciences. You will gain a solid understanding of forensic science, including methods of forensic analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, forensic investigation, crime and criminal justice, and complex cases. The Crime Scene House gives our students the opportunity to practice realistic crime scene investigation, offering hands-on experience in collecting evidence and conducting investigations. This ensures that our graduates are well prepared for a range of roles including in crime scene management, environmental forensics and forensic chemistry and biology. This degree also allows you to work with students from other disciplines, so you can start building your professional networks even before you graduate.

Recent graduates of our program are currently working for NSW Police, NT Police, Australian Federal Police and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with a number of other government and private agencies.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus.

Fees: AUD $29,040*

Delivery: On campus.



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"A really interesting and exciting course that provides great opportunities. The crime scene house prepares you for real life situations."

— Alexandra Boyd. Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

Crime scene house

Forensics majors can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House.

Facilities include:

  • Imaging lab for recording and analysing images
  • Instrumentation lab with a glass analysis system
  • Polarisation microscopy systems to examine, for example, hairs and fibres
  • Development systems for detecting fingerprints on various surfaces
  • Specialised forensic light sources
  • Cutting-edge forensic photography technologies

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.