3 years full-time
For Continuing Students Only
From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this program you can choose the number of courses you enrol in per trimester and the order in which you will enrol in these courses in most cases. Almost all the courses in this program are delivered in a variety of ways and you can choose how you wish to undertake a course with only a very small number of courses limited to on-campus delivery. If you enrol in an on-campus offering of a course you will be required to attend 2-3 hours of classes per course per week throughout the trimester at the Gold Coast campus.
If you enrol in an external offering of a course you will be provided course materials via a variety of means, including printed materials and via Learning@Griffith. You may be required to use the internet or other electronic media during your enrolment in this course and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is advantageous. (Alternative arrangements can be made for students who cannot access the internet.) There will be no requirement for on-campus attendance.
This program is also offered full-time and part-time through Open Universities Australia (OUA). As an OUA student, you are not required to study on-campus. You may complete this program entirely off-campus through Open Universities Australia (OUA). To be classed as a full-time student, you must enrol in at least two units per study period.
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.
Students in this program MAY BE REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.
Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.