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Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology

Understand criminal behaviour. Lead a successful career in criminology.
Duration
3 Years Full Time
Bachelor
CRICOS Code: 097107J
Australian Qualification Framework: 7
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Be intrigued by the human mind

Understand the psychology at the root of criminal behaviour

You’re intrigued by the workings of the criminal mind and what motivates and drives criminal behaviour. You want to help people work towards a more positive future. Our Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and how to help change behaviour before it becomes destructive, or rehabilitate those who have already progressed down a path of crime.

Overview

You’ll graduate with practical skills and strategies to successfully work in the criminal justice system in a range of different roles and with an understanding of the role society plays in shaping crime and criminal minds.

Research by the Australian Institute of Criminology highlights the links between mental illness, crime and rehabilitation, with mental disorders up to four times higher in prison populations compared to the general population.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority. This course has been accredited by TEQSA.

Course structure

Additional majors

This course is made up of 24 units

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology.

EXPLORE WITH AN APPLIED FOCUS:

Biology, learning and cognition
Research methodology
Learning and memory
Perception and cognition
Lifespan development
Social psychology
Psychopathology
Psychological measurement and assessment
Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
Professional issues and applications in psychology
The criminal justice system
Cultural diversity and its relevance to crime and criminal justice
Substance use and crime
Law and the legal system
Theoretical and applied criminology
Alternative approaches to criminal justice
Victimology
Case management
Forensic psychology

Pathways for future study

Further postgraduate study in psychology are available with ACAP, including the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), a competitive entry program which provides the fourth year of study required to become a provisionally-registered Psychologist. Other postgraduate study options such as counselling, social work and coaching are also available at ACAP.

CAREER PATHWAYS

This specialised double major degree is ideal if you’re interested in working in the courts, corrections, youth justice or with offenders, victims or vulnerable populations including young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Apply or find out more

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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