The Bachelor of Criminology requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Criminology may transfer to the Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) if they have achieved a GPA of at least 5.25 after completion of 36 or 72 units of the degree. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Dean (Education) may invite other students to transfer.
The course aims to provide students with:
In addition, the Honours program aims to:
Upon graduating, students will be able to demonstrate:
In addition, upon completion of the Honours program students will be able to demonstrate:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology (Honours), a student must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study detailed below.
Students must normally have achieved a GPA of 5.25 or higher to enter the final year of the course. Those who do not meet this requirement will exit with the Bachelor of Criminology on completion of 108 units.
Students who have completed 108 units according to the first 3 years of the program may choose to exit with the Bachelor of Criminology.
No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the 144 units for the degree.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
22.5 units comprising
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)*
CRIM1101 Crime and Criminology (4.5 units)
CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System (4.5 units)
LEGL1201 Law in Australian Society (4.5 units)
SOCI1001 Issues in Sociology (4.5 units)
Choose 13.5 units from:
HIST1704 History's Killing Fields (4.5 units)
POLI1003 Introduction to Democracy and Government (4.5 units)
POLI1012 Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy (4.5 units)
PSYC1101 Psychology 1A (4.5 units)
PSYC1102 Psychology 1B (4.5 units)
#Students who want to study Psychology (PSYC) option topics in year 2 must enrol in both PSYC1101 and PSYC1102 in year 1.
18 units comprising
CRIM2201 Punishment and Society (4.5 units)
CRIM2202 Policing and Society (4.5 units)
CRIM2301 Criminal Law in Context (4.5 units)
CRIM2205 Basics of Research Design and Methods (4.5 units)
Select 18 units from:
AUST2612 Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges (4.5 units)
CRIM2304 Violent Crime (4.5 units)
FACH1701 Introduction to Forensic Science (4.5 units)
HIST2043 Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe (4.5 units)
LEGL2117 Crimes Against Populations (4.5 units)
POLI2011 Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas (4.5 units)
PSYC2019 Personality and Social Psychology (4.5 units)
PSYC2021 Human Development (4.5 units)
WMST2015 Sex, Gender and the Law (4.5 units)
9 units comprising:
CRIM3401 Criminology in Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM3402 Advanced Research Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)
Select 27 units from:
CRIM3011 Current Issues in Criminal Justice (4.5 units)
CRIM3203 Corporate Crime (4.5 units)
CRIM3301 Crime, Law and Trauma (4.5 units)
CRIM3302 International Criminal Justice (4.5 units)
CRIM3303 Psychology, Crime and the Law (4.5 units)
CRIM3304 Criminal Networks (4.5 units)
CRIM3306 Encountering Crime (4.5 units)
ITAL3215 The Italian Mafia: Origin and Representations (4.5 units)
LLAW3256 Socio-Legal Theory (4.5 units)
LLAW3271 Miscarriages of Justice - Australia, Canada, Britain (4.5 units)
POLI3010 Advanced Perspectives on Public Policy (4.5 units)
POLI3103 Politics and the internet (4.5 units)
22.5 units comprising:
CRIM7300A Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300B Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
CRIM7300C Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (4.5/22.5 units)
13.5 units comprising:
CRIM7301 Advanced Theory and Research Applications (4.5 units)
CRIM7303 Field Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM7304 Research Design, Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)
The Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with:
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