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BSc Majoring in Forensic Sciences

The University of the Free State
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Bloemfontein
English

Program description

BSc Majoring in Forensic Sciences

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Our expertise in the Natural Sciences includes Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Sciences, Geography, Geology, Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, and Consumer Science.

Admission is subject to selection. This program focuses on how science can be used to analyse and interpret different crime scenes. This includes Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, and Entomology. After completion of this study, the student will have a thorough basic knowledge of the physical and biological science aspects of Forensic Sciences. The student will be able to specialise on postgraduate level (up to PhD) in Forensic Sciences, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Entomology, (depending on final-year majors). This program is presented only on the Bloemfontein Campus.

Admission requirements

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is furthermore dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • A minimum admission point (AP) of 32 is required, unless stated otherwise.
  • Language of instruction on level 4 (50%).
  • A minimum performance level of 5 (60%) in Mathematics. Depending on the program you are interested in, a higher performance level in Mathematics will be required.
  • Both Life Sciences and Physical Science will be required for admission to most BSc programs; however, there are programs where you require either Life Sciences or Physical Science. Consult the Faculty Rulebook for more information.
  • Participation in the NBT tests for Language and Mathematics is required.
  • The admission requirements are a broad indication for entrance into the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Make sure you know the admission requirements of the program you are interested in.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Career opportunities

Crime-scene investigators and analysts in forensic laboratories. A postgraduate qualification is highly recommended.

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The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...


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The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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www.ufs.ac.za

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