Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Admission requirements

  • Any 2 OUA undergraduate units with 4.0 GPA


Commencing in

OUA - Study periods 1, 2, 3 and 4

About this program


With this degree, you'll be a part of the leading school of criminology in Queensland. You'll learn from internationally recognised experts and industry leaders who bring their authentic and compelling crime experiences to your study.

In your first year, you'll learn about the current trends in crime in Australia and overseas. Academic and professional experts will explain proven ways that crime can be examined, prevented and reduced. You'll participate in courses that include the police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide.

In your second and third years, you'll narrow your focus into a key area of criminology and criminal justice based on your interests and desired career. You can choose from elective courses in policing, corrections, working with offenders and victims, counter-terrorism, or crime analysis and investigation.

Industry and expert connections

In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional placement and gain practical experience, which helps expose you to potential careers of interest and employers. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain invaluable learning and experience that can increase employment opportunities.

You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in cutting-edge criminological research through the Criminology Undergraduate Research Internship Program. You'll be mentored one-on-one by criminology experts and can select an internship to suit your interests from a diverse range of research projects. Internship opportunities are offered on a competitive basis three times a year and usually last four to six weeks. It's a priceless opportunity only available through Griffith.

Graduate outcomes

As a Griffith Criminology graduate, you may find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, government agencies, crime prevention and regulatory agencies. You'll also be prepared for a career in law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles, and in criminological research and policy roles.


Study anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.

Global mobility

Students in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives. Learn more about going global at Griffith.

Attendance information

If you commenced your studies from 2016, you will have up to 8 years to complete your program. If you commenced your studies prior to 2016, you will have up to 10 years to complete your program.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors* 

  • Public Administration and Safety
    • Policing and security 
    • Intelligence 
    • Probation and parole 
    • Government agencies 
  • Health Care and Social Assistance 
    • Child protection 
    • Mental health services 
    • Social services 
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
    • Criminology research organisations 

Potential job outcomes 

  • Intelligence analyst 
  • Research analyst 
  • Project officer 
  • Police officer 
  • Child Safety Officer 
  • Case Manager for Probation and Parole 
  • Provisional Psychologist - Prisons 

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Additional fee information

Commonwealth supported students
  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students