About the course:

Crimes and Forensic Science is a dynamic discipline and is crucial to:

  • The investigation of crime
  • Collection of evidence
  • Securing justice

This course is a holistic mix of forensic science skills and methods, and creativity.

You will be required to have fundamental understanding of the following courses:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Archology
  • Geography

Entry requirements/Qualification:

  • For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.


  • While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
  • While applying in foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.
  • Depending the college you apply to, you may also require:
  • high school diploma
  • college entrance exam scores
  • placement test scores
  • letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • resume
  • letters of reference
  • scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • You will also need a  teaching license


Documents required:

At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college
  • Migration Certificate from Board /University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Self-attested passport-size photographs.

Course content:

You may choose to study from the following modules, which depends upon the choice of your college and interest:

  • Case Assessment and Interpretation for Forensic Scientists
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • Information Security Management
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Forensic Osteology
  • Forensic Geoscience
  • Frontiers in Experimental Physical Chemistry
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Practices of Crime Scene Investigation and Expert Testimony
  • Structural Methods in Modern Chemistry


  • India: 60,000/- to two lakh per year
  • Abroad: $30,000 to $60,000 per year



Course duration:

Undergraduate: Three to four years

Post-graduate: One to two years

Job prospects, future and industry overview:

Following are some of the options to make your career in after a degree in Crimes and Forensic Science:

  • Forensic Pathologists
  • Forensic Anthropologists
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine Experts
  • Forensic Serology Experts
  • Forensic Chemists
  • Dactyloscopist
  • Forensic linguists
  • Toxicologist