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Forensic science is the application of scientific techniques in examining evidence for criminal or historical investigations. It combines the utilization of knowledge and skills in chemistry, biology and fundamental physics. Forensic scientists provide impartial scientific evidence to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigation in courts of law.
In Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the Bachelor of Forensic Science is a four-year degree program, consisting of chemistry, biology and health sciences as core components. Students will be gradually exposed to various areas of forensic knowledge through series of interesting and challenging teaching techniques including interactive lectures, problem-based laboratory activities, simulations and case presentations. Forensic academic faculties have vast experience in their respective fields of research or forensic services. Appropriate forensic investigation procedure will be taught starting from crime scene, lab processing and to eventual presentation of an expert report to a mock court filled with real judges and lawyers. In the final year students will conduct research in crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis and contribute knowledge to new innovative forensic techniques. They will also be required to attend industrial training with various government enforcement agencies to gain some working experience, This includes the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, the Royal Malaysian Police and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.