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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

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.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ (must be completed in first trimester of study)
  • Developing Professionally 1 - 1002CCJ
  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law - 1012CCJ
  • Understanding Social Problems - 1008CCJ
  • Law Government and Justice - 1003CCJ
  • Doing Criminology - 1009CCJ
  • First Year Listed Electives

First Year Listed Electives

You must select 20 credit points from the following courses:

  • Homicide - 1014CCJ
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology - 1010CCJ
  • Criminal Justice in Action: Victims and Justice - 1015CCJ
  • Criminology in Action: Myths about crime and justice - 1016CCJ
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR
  • Equity and Diversity - 1028HSV
  • Islam in the Modern World - 1603LHS

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ
  • Statistics for Social Research - 2009CCJ
  • Psychology of Crime - 2000CCJ
  • Developing Professionally 2 - 2001CCJ
  • Understanding Prevention - 2005CCJ
  • Qualitative Methods for Social Research - 2006CCJ
  • Second Year Listed Electives

Second Year Listed Electives

You must select 20 credit points from the following courses:

  • Introduction to Policing - 2002CCJ
  • Introduction to Corrections - 2003CCJ
  • Counter-Terrorism Law - 2020CCJ
  • Gender, Crime and Justice - 2015CCJ
  • Conflict and Forced Displacement - 2715LHS
  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV
  • Global Indigeneities - 2035LHS
  • Public Policy for Change - 2111LHS
  • Structures of (in)security - 2718LHS

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Social Science Research Methods - 3012CCJ
  • Applied Criminal Justice - 3030CCJ (capstone course)
  • Professional Practice - 3008CCJ
  • CCJ Clinic - 3029CCJ
  • Restorative Justice Practices - 3022CCJ
  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC
  • Third Year Listed Elective I
  • Third Year Listed Elective II

You must ensure you complete a minimum of 60 credit points of level 3 courses or higher.

Third Year Listed Electives I

You must select 10 credit points from the following courses:

  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 1 - 3036CCJ
  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 2 - 3037CCJ

Third Year Listed Electives II

You must select 40 credit points from the following courses:

  • Crime Analysis and Investigation - 3001CCJ
  • Rehabilitating Offenders - 3003CCJ
  • Fraud and Cybercrime - 3026CCJ
  • First Nations and Justice - 3031CCJ
  • Evidence-Led Policing in Diverse Communities - 3032CCJ
  • Contemporary Problems: Domestic and Family Violence - 3034CCJ
  • Pathways to Crime: Youth, Antisocial Behaviour and Offending - 3035CCJ
  • The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation - 3016GIR
  • Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation - 3018GIR
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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