Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1433

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

350

Indicative fee

$34,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

062204G

Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BCCJ/BForSc), you must successfully complete 350 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Chemistry major; AND
  • 40 credit points for listed Criminology and Criminal Justice elective courses; AND
  • 10 credit points of free-choice electives.

OR

  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Molecular Biology major; AND
  • 40 credit points for listed Criminology and Criminal Justice elective courses; AND
  • 10 credit points of free-choice electives.

For International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BCCJ/BForSc), you must successfully complete 350 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Chemistry major; AND
  • 40 credit points for listed Criminology and Criminal Justice elective courses.

OR

  • 100 credit points for the Forensic Molecular Biology major; AND
  • 40 credit points for listed Criminology and Criminal Justice elective courses.
Other program requirements

You are also required to successfully complete:

  • all the requirements for first, second and third year in the degree structure for the Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice before proceeding to the fourth year of the program
  • the following required courses for the purposes of eligibility to continue in the program:
    • 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation and
    • 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems and
    • 2002ESC Forensic Chemistry or 2003ESC Forensic Biology.
  • all activities and projects related to the Criminology and Criminal Justice coursework - some courses require practical activity reports for the purpose of assessment (these may include visits to a court, parliament and to various work sites associated with justice administration such as police stations and correctional institutions)

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.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation  10
Tri 1 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems  10
Tri 1 2002ESC Forensic Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 1 2003ESC Forensic Biology  10

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Forensic Science are accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

All undergraduate International students are required to complete an English Language Enhancement (ELE) course unless specific criteria are met as specified in Section 1.2 of the Bachelor Degree Policy - Schedule 1: Requirement to Complete the English Language Enhancement Course.

The following course must be completed in the first trimester of study:

Advice regarding the requirement to complete the ELE course is available via the myGriffith portal (in the To Do List).

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Forensic Science and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.