4 years full-time
8 years part-time
$11,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Understanding human behaviour and what makes people tick is a crucial skill in the world of criminology and justice. With this double degree, you'll be prepared for a range of crime-related career opportunities with a focus on the psychological side of criminology. You'll also learn about the trends in crime control, along with new tactics and techniques for solving crime.
At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime-related bodies. This double degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts. In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional practice placement one day a week in a justice-related workplace.
Combining criminology with psychological science will give you the skills and understanding needed to deal with the human behaviour of crime. You'll find work in probation and parole, community corrections, family services, counselling, child protection, program and policy development, research and administration. There are also opportunities for crime trend analysis and the role of psychology in crime prevention.
Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.
Students in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives such as 3023CCJ Thailand Study Tour: Sex, Drugs, Violence and Imprisonment.
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 trimester 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 trimester one.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
As a Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate, you will be eligible for Affiliate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Further study is required to qualify for provisional registration as a Psychologist.
Criminology graduates may be eligible to join the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
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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.