Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

CSP available (more)

Entry requirements


Overall position (OP) 2015


Rank 2015

Offered in

Semester 1


  • English (4SA)


About this program

This double degree will give you insights into crime and the criminal justice system. In the psychological science component, you will develop an understanding of human behaviour and the variables that affect it, which will help you understand how people can get caught up in the criminal justice system. In the criminology and criminal justice component, you will study crime trends and learn how crime can be analysed and prevented.

You will have the option to complete a professional practice placement one day a week in your final year to gain experience in a justice-related workplace.

Attendance information

The criminology and criminal justice component of the program will be offered on-campus and off-campus. The psychological science component of the program will be offered on-campus only.

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. In this program you will spend 100 hours in an organisational context completing a project for that organization through a field placement. In semester two of your final year you can undertake this unpaid placement which will require one day a week attendance within an organization. Preparation for this course occurs during semester one.

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 30 credit points.

My career opportunities

You will find work in probation and parole, community corrections, guidance, health management, family services, counselling, child protection, program and policy development, research and administration.

Professional recognition

As a graduate, you may undertake a further year of study (honours or postgraduate) in psychology which will make you eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and general registration, with probationary conditions, as a psychologist in Queensland.

Full registration requires a further two years of approved postgraduate study or supervised on-the-job training with a registered psychologist.

Criminology graduates may be eligible to join the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC).

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Placement Essentials website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Placement Essentials website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Placement Essentials website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • Commonwealth supported students make a student contribution towards the cost of their courses while the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Australian Government.
  • Students are liable for the student contribution charge for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • HECS-HELP is a loan scheme which provides eligible Commonwealth supported students with assistance in paying their student contribution charge.
  • Student contribution amounts are set by the Australian Government on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

  • These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
    • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
    • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee charged is applicable to the semester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1115)

Year Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee per EFTSL (80 cp)
2016 FPUG Band 15C $293.75 $23,500.00
2015 FPUG Band 5 $226.00 $18,080.00
2014 FPUG Band 5 $217.00 $17,360.00


Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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