Bachelor of Science(BSc ) Forensic Science Syllabus, Course Structure, Books

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B.Sc. Forensic Sciences is a 3-year graduate course in the domain of forensic studies. The course involves the application of scientific knowledge to the investigation of crimes. Professionals in this discipline apply their knowledge of science to analyze the evidence found at a crime scene.

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B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Course Structure

Forensic Sciences includes essential components such as Forensic Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Forensic Medicine and Odontology (Dentistry). B.Sc. Forensic Sciences is chiefly laboratory-based science consisting of related elements of Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Ballistics, the Science of Fingerprinting, Questioned Documents and Impressions.

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B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Syllabus

Syllabus description for Year I is mentioned below

Year I
Topic Description
English Language
  • Letter Writing
  • One word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atomic structure
  • Hybridization and its different types
  • Chemical bonding
  • Chemistry of block elements
Basic Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Waves and Oscillations
  • Optics
  • Atomic Physics
Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalities
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Definition and Types of Crime
  • Police Organization
  • Crime Scene

Syllabus description for Year II is mentioned below

Year II
Topic Description
Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction
  • Methods of Purification
  • Electronic displacement
  • Stereo-isomerism
  • Pesticides & Insecticides
Fundamentals of Biology
  • Introduction and Characteristics of Bacteria
  • Angiosperms
  • Non-Chordates
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Human Physiology
Environmental Studies
  • Definition, Scope, and Nature of Environment
  • Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources
  • Ecosystems
  • Bio-diversity and its Conservation
  • Environmental Pollution
Law for Forensic Scientists
  • Criminal Procedure code, the constitution of courts, hierarchy of courts and their powers
  • Constitution of India
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal code
  • Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act

Syllabus description for Year III is mentioned below

Year III
Topic Description
Physical Chemistry
  • Acid and Bases
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Adsorption and Catalysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Colligative Properties
Fundamentals of Math & Statistics
  • Matrix
  • Differential Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Testing of Hypothesis
Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • History and development of computers
  • General awareness of computer hardware
  • Basic operating system concept
  • Cyber Crimes
Instrumentation & Investigation Techniques
  • Crime Detection Devices
  • Microscopy
  • Chromatography
  • Documents
  • Ballistics
  • Fingerprints Examination

B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Subjects

English Language Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Fundamentals of Biology
Basic Physics Environmental Studies
Introduction to Forensic Science & Criminalities Law for Forensic Scientists
Practical - Inorganic Chemistry Practical - Organic Chemistry
Practical – Physics Practical – Biology
Physical Chemistry Instrumentation & Investigation Techniques
Fundamentals of Math & Statistics Practical - Physical Chemistry
Fundamentals of Computer Science Practical - Forensic Science

B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Books

Name of the Book Author
Physical Evidence in Forensic Science Henry C.
Spoken English Alison Reid
Inorganic Chemistry Shriver and Atkins
Mycobacteria Protocols Tanya Parish and Amanda Claire Brown
Molecular Diagnostics George P. Patrinos
Principles of Proteomics Richard Thyman
Environmental Biology Verma P.S and Agarwal V.K
Physical Chemistry P. Atkins and J de Paula

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