Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
Examine crime and crime prevention
Get to know Australia’s criminal justice system. You’ll study crime, punishment, corrections, and policing. Take a look at crime through a social lens and explore human behaviour. Electives include cyber crime, human rights, and professional placement.
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What you'll learn
- Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
- Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem-solving skills
- Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling, cybercrime, international justice, youth justice, homicide and forensic science, and more
- Have the chance to complete a professional placement in your final year
- Community corrections officer
- Criminal justice policy officer
- Criminologist/crime researcher
- Custodial corrections officer
- Police or law enforcement officer
- Security/intelligence analyst
- Youth justice officer
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
- Applicants must meet the minimum ATAR/Rank: 50.00
- Recommended prior study: English
Work and Life
You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into university, If you:
- have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
- have a TAFE/VET qualification
- have relevant work experience, or
- have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)
UniSC accepts applications for multiple study periods throughout the year. These include Semester 1 applications which usually close in February, Semester 2 applications which usually close in July, as well as session-based and trimester-based study periods. As part of your application, UniSC will share information about the next available study period for this program.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards your USC degree.
Develop a strong understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including law enforcement, crime policy, the courts, and custodial and community corrections. Explore the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, along with questions of social justice, ethics and law reform.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This program is offered full-time or equivalent part-time.
The recommended study pattern is subject to change based on study period of enrolment. To learn more about the courses you will undertake in this program please refer to program structure.
Introductory courses (7) 84 units
- CRM101 Introduction to Criminology
- CRM102 Understanding Crime
- CRM103 Punishment and Corrections
- CRM105 Policing
- JST101 Justice and the Australian Legal System
- SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour
- SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology
Developing and Graduate courses (6) 72 units
- CRM204 Applied Crime Prevention
- CRM205 Criminal Law
- CRM206 Professional Development
- CRM304 Professional Ethics and Integrity Management
- CRM308 Diversity, Crime and Justice
- SCS225 Social Research
Discipline Elective courses (5) 60 units
Select five (5) discipline electives from:
CRM201 Criminal Profiling & Intelligence
CRM203 Homicide, Investigations & Forensic Science
CRM302 Youth Justice & Restorative Justice
CRM305 Professional Placement
CRM307 Crime Research Methods
CRM309 Working with Victims and Offenders
CRM310 Introduction to Cyber Crime
JST202 International Justice and Human Rights
Elective courses (6) 72 units
Select 6 elective courses (72 units) from the undergraduate elective course options including discipline electives listed above. Of these electives, 3 (36 units) must be developing or graduate level (200/300 coded) courses.
- Each study period, you have the choice to switch between full-time and part-time study. Full-time study is enrolling in three or more courses per study period, while part-time study is one or two courses per study period.
- The total number of units required to complete the program is 288 units.
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- Program structures are subject to change
To attain the award of Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, students are required to
- Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses (120 units)
Diploma in Criminology and Justice Studies