B.Sc. Forensic ScienceAmity University Dubai
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|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||$ 11435|
|Start Date||September 2016|
Forensic Sciences or forensics is the application of various scientific methods and principles to investigate criminal and civil actions which are of interest to the legal systems. All the clues collected from a crime scene are analyzed by forensic scientists in a crime laboratory and are converted into evidences worth producing in legal courts. Today, forensic science has become a prestigious profession in developed countries and fast becoming the career choice around the world.
Role of Forensic Scientists
Forensic labs hire professionals such as: forensic lab technicians, forensic scientists, medical doctors such as Pathologists, Odontologists, Toxicologists, Anthropologists and Entomologists. Experts in psychiatry, criminalistics, engineering, digital and multimedia sciences are also called upon when expertise is required and sought out in a legal or criminal matter.
Additional Skills Required
Apart from being able to stomach gruesome situations, a forensic scientist must also be capable of handling sensitive information. Furthermore, one must be inquisitive by nature.
Advances in scientific technology in examining crime scenes have turned forensic science into a high opportunity, rapidly growing career on a global scale. The dependency on trained specialists in the area of DNA analysis, firearm examination etc. has spurred forensic labs to look for specialists. In countries like UK and USA forensic science has witnessed an unprecedented growth rate in the last ten years. Forensic professionals can find employment with the police force, law enforcing agencies, legal systems and both government and private investigative offices. Specializations in various branches of forensic sciences like forensic anthropology, forensic archeology, forensic serology provides better job opportunities.
Minimum 50% aggregate in class X & XII and a minimum of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology. The medium of instruction is English therefore students will need to meet specific English proficiency requirements.