B.Sc Forensic Science

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Forensic Science is a specialized undergraduate program that focuses on the scientific methods and techniques used to investigate and solve crimes. Forensic science encompasses various scientific disciplines to analyze evidence and contribute to criminal investigations. Here are the general course details and potential career opportunities associated with a BSc in Forensic Science

BSc Forensic Science 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

Introduction to Forensic Science

Overview of the field, its history, and its role in criminal investigations.

Crime Scene Investigation

Techniques for collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence at crime scenes.

Forensic Biology

Study of biological evidence, including DNA analysis and serology.

Forensic Chemistry

Analysis of chemical evidence, including drug analysis and toxicology.

Forensic Ballistics

Study of firearms, bullets, and trajectory analysis.

Forensic Odontology

Examination of dental evidence, including bite mark analysis.

Digital Forensics

Investigation of digital devices and electronic evidence.

Forensic Pathology

Study of the causes and mechanisms of death.

Forensic Psychology

Understanding the psychological aspects of criminal behavior.

Criminal Law and Evidence

Understanding legal procedures and the presentation of forensic evidence in court.

Internship/Practical Training

Hands-on experience in forensic laboratories or crime scene investigations.


Some programs may offer specializations or elective courses in areas such as forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, or forensic accounting.

Career Opportunities

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Biology Analyst

Analyzing biological evidence such as blood, hair, and DNA.

Forensic Chemistry Analyst

Examining chemical evidence, including drugs and toxic substances.

Crime Scene Investigator

Crime Scene Analyst

Collecting and analyzing evidence at crime scenes.

Evidence Technician

Handling and processing evidence in a controlled laboratory setting.

Digital Forensics

Digital Forensic Analyst

Investigating and analyzing digital evidence from computers and electronic devices.

Cybersecurity Analyst

Protecting computer systems and networks from cyber threats.

Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathologist Assistant

Assisting pathologists in the examination of postmortem remains.

Mortuary Assistant

Assisting in the preparation of bodies for autopsy.

Forensic Odontology

Forensic Odontologist

Analyzing dental evidence, including bite marks.

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychologist

Assessing and treating individuals within the criminal justice system.

Criminal Profiler

Analyzing criminal behavior patterns to help in investigations.

Ballistics and Firearms

Ballistics Expert

Analyzing firearms, bullets, and trajectories to aid investigations.

Firearms Examiner

Examining and comparing firearms and ammunition.

Forensic Anthropology/Entomology

Forensic Anthropologist

Analyzing skeletal remains to determine identity and cause of death.

Forensic Entomologist

Studying insects and their life cycles to estimate time of death.

Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence Analyst

Analyzing data and information to support criminal investigations.

Forensic Accountant

Investigating financial discrepancies and fraud.

Fraud Examiner

Examining financial records to uncover fraudulent activities.

Research and Academia

Researcher in Forensic Science

Conducting research to advance forensic science knowledge.

Lecturer/Professor in Forensic Science

Teaching at universities and educational institutions.

Private Consulting

Forensic Consultant

Offering independent consultancy services to law enforcement or private clients.