Forensic Science focuses on the processing and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes. The course emphasises the application of science – in particular analytical chemistry- and stresses the importance of quality assurance procedures in a forensic setting. A characteristic of study approach is the integration of practical skills training within a good theoretical framework – whether in terms of crime scene investigation, the collection, examination and interpretation of physical evidence, laboratory processing and analysis.
The course provides you with a sound knowledge of scientific skills to work within areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic science and related laboratory areas, the role of Police in interrogations and confessions, the importance of finger prints in crime detection, the principles of General photography as applied to criminal photography, the use of Ballistics, Projectiles and Mines as ammunitions, the methods of detecting counterfeit currencies and main parts of the criminal justice system.
Career options may include the following: All areas of law enforcement (be it the police force, customs or investigatory agencies), criminal justice, forensic scientists, analytical chemists, laboratory technicians, toxicologist, ballistics expert or fingerprints Investigator to name but the most in need examples.
Admission and Graduation Requirement
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with relevant subject combination is required for Admission into 100 Level.
Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE/IJMB Advanced Level in relevant subjects (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200-level. This is in addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five relevant subjects at SSCE or WASCE/GCE ‘O’ Level as indicated above.
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