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31 August 2013

First forensic science degree to help combat crime

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The University of the Free State is making history by offering a BSc degree in forensic science – the first of its kind in crime-plagued South Africa. According to the department of genetics, the degree will target, among others, people working on crime scenes and criminal cases in forensic laboratories and the South African Police Services, or SAPS.

A minimum of 80 students will be selected for admission to the course next year.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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