Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Explore criminals, crime, and consequences on a global scale
Unlock careers in government and justice with this double degree. Explore how criminals commit crime and are caught. Develop your understanding of policy creation and application. Strive towards crime prevention and make your world a safer place.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 14 Nov 21
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This new double degree will combine the study of what makes criminals tick with an understanding of the justice system and policy making processes. With a better understanding of how policy is created and applied, plus an understanding of crime and criminal behavior, you will be equipped to influence the policy underpinning the justice system to ultimately deter crime rather than simply responding to criminal behavior.
This degree will give you a better understanding of the causes and consequences of complex crime and criminal justice issues and just how it is currently dealt with by government at local, national and global levels. Could you make a difference?
Government and International Relations
You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice provides graduates with a pathway to a wide variety of rapidly growing career opportunities. Graduates are suited to find work in the following fields: Police and law enforcement, corrections, intelligence data collection and analysis, crime prevention, non-police law enforcement and investigations, youth justice, youth and child protection, research, policy development.
OP (Overall Position) Equivalent of 15
The Griffith University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.
VET qualification, Certificate III
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
For the award of Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BGovIntRel/BCCJ), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND
- 60 credit points for the International Relations major or Politics and Public Policy major; AND
- 10 credit points for an Employability elective course; AND
- 30 credit points of free-choice electives.
This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.
Degree structure can be found here