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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

About this course

Understand criminal behaviour. Lead a successful career in criminology.

You want to do your part in keeping our society safe. Which includes understanding the minds of offenders. Our Bachelor of Criminology and Justice gives you deep insight into why we behave the way we do, and the effect our justice system has on our future actions. 

Understand our criminal justice system and its relationship to our community. Get inside the minds of criminals to understand reasons behind criminal behaviour and how criminal law and social control fits into our justice system.

What you'll learn

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

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Crime prevention
  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections and justice related issues

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

20 core units and 4 elective units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

This course is comprised of a number of core and elective units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. Electives are a range of units that give you the chance to study specific topics you might be interested in. You still need to complete a set number of elective units to graduate.

There are 20 core units and 4 elective units. Elective options include Cybercrime, Forensic Psychology, Terrorism and Society, and Youth Justice.

Admission Criteria

Domestic student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)
International student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

 

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.

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