B.Sc Forensic Science & Criminology

A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forensic Science and Criminology is a specialized undergraduate program that combines the scientific study of forensic techniques with an understanding of criminological theories and practices. This interdisciplinary approach prepares students for careers in both forensic science and the broader field of criminology. Below are the general course details and potential career opportunities associated with a B.Sc. in Forensic Science and Criminology

B.Sc. in Forensic Science and Criminology Course Details


The program typically spans three to four years, divided into six to eight semesters.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have completed their 10+2 education (or equivalent) with a strong background in science, often including subjects such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Course Curriculum

Core Courses in Forensic Science

Introduction to Forensic Science
Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis
Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
Digital Forensics
Forensic Anthropology and Entomology

Core Courses in Criminology

Introduction to Criminology
Criminal Law and Procedure
Criminal Justice System
Criminal Psychology
Penology and Correctional Administration
Sociology of Crime and Deviance

Interdisciplinary Courses

Criminalistics and Forensic Investigation
Forensic Pathology
Criminal Profiling
Cybercrime and Computer Forensics

Research and Internship

Research projects in forensic science or criminology Internship in forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies, or related organizations


Some programs may offer specializations or elective courses in areas such as crime scene analysis, forensic psychology, or forensic accounting.

Career Opportunities

Forensic Science

Forensic Scientist

Analyzing biological and physical evidence, such as DNA, fingerprints, and firearms.

Crime Scene Investigator

Collecting and documenting evidence at crime scenes.

Digital Forensic Analyst

Investigating cybercrimes and analyzing digital evidence.



Analyzing criminal behavior patterns and trends.

Criminal Profiler

Creating profiles of potential criminals based on crime scene evidence and behavior analysis.

Correctional Officer

Overseeing individuals in correctional facilities.

Law Enforcement

Police Officer/Detective

Investigating and solving crimes, conducting arrests.

Police Forensic Specialist

Applying forensic techniques within a law enforcement agency.

Legal Professions

Legal Consultant

Offering expertise in forensic evidence in legal proceedings.

Forensic Lawyer

Specializing in cases where forensic evidence is central.

Security and Risk Management

Security Consultant

Advising on security measures and risk management.

Private Investigator

Conducting private investigations for individuals or businesses.

Correctional Services

Probation Officer

Monitoring and supporting individuals on probation.

Correctional Counselor

Providing counseling services to individuals in correctional facilities.

Research and Academia

Researcher in Forensic Science or Criminology

Conducting research to advance knowledge in the field.


Teaching at universities and educational institutions.

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychologist

Assessing and treating individuals within the criminal justice system.


Cybersecurity Analyst

Protecting computer systems and networks from cyber threats.

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accountant

Investigating financial discrepancies and fraud. Fraud Examiner: Examining financial records to uncover fraudulent activities.

Crime Prevention and Policy Development

Crime Prevention Specialist

Developing and implementing strategies to prevent crime.

Policy Analyst in Criminal Justice

Analyzing and developing policies within the criminal justice system.


Forensic Consultant

Offering independent consultancy services to law enforcement or private clients.