The Department of Forensic Sciences began as a programme under the erstwhile Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences. The department received accreditation to run the forensic science programme in 2014. In August 2015, the Biomedical Science programmes in the Department were migrated to join the School of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Health and Allied Sciences, leaving the Forensic Science programmes with the School of Biological Sciences.
We recognize that the number of forensic scientists in Ghana is woefully inadequate considering the current population and the pace of development. Also as crime becomes increasingly sophisticated, the demand grows for highly skilled forensic scientists capable of innovating, performing and analyzing scientific procedures to investigate, maintain and improve crime prevention and detection.
In line with this philosophy, we believe in the need to:
- turn out more students for professional careers related to crime prevention and detection;
- provide students with critical thinking and technology skills necessary for lifelong success;
- produce confident, competent and ethically-minded future forensic scientists;
- advance the various fields through innovative research to solve pertinent problems that confront the country;
- impart knowledge, skills and intellectual leadership in the public and private sector.
Goals and Objectives
Our goal is to produce graduates dedicated to pursuing career as scientists in research and justice systems.
The objectives of the Department are to:
- train students to become innovative and provide exemplary leadership;
- train students to conduct research and contribute to knowledge in the field of forensic sciences;
- produce competent graduates to pursue further studies in field of forensic sciences;
- train personnel to assist in policy formulation and dissemination in public safety;
- equip students with entrepreneurial skills to establish their own enterprise and create jobs for others.