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Bachelor of Forensic Science/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Forensic Science/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Forensic Science/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • ID:GU610277
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (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

The Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice is only available for International students who are in Australia and able to attend campus to commence this program.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.

With this double degree, you'll develop an in-depth knowledge of new forensic analytical methods and innovations as they are applied to biology and chemistry and gain valuable experience and insight from real casework. You'll learn about the trends in crime in Australia and take courses that cover the police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide.

You will take your place at the largest school of criminology in Australia where you will learn from industry leaders and academics who bring real and compelling stories of crime to your study.


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Year 1

You must complete the following foundation courses:


  • Introduction to Forensic Science - 1000ESC

  • Chemistry 1A - 1021SCG

  • Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG

  • Human Biology - 1001NSC

  • Developing Professionally 1 - 1002CCJ

  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law - 1012CCJ

  • Principles of Forensic Investigation - 1008NSC

  • Chemistry 1B - 1022SCG

  • Calculus I - 1202SCG (Forensic Chemistry major)

  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology - 1042SCG (Forensic Molecular Biology major)

  • Doing Criminology - 1009CCJ

Years 2, 3 and 4

You must complete the following core courses:


  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ

  • Social Problems - Inequality and (In)justice - 1008CCJ

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology - 1010CCJ

  • Law Government and Criminal Justice - 1003CCJ

  • Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems - 2022NSC

  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ

  • Statistics for Social Research - 2009CCJ

  • Psychology of Crime - 2000CCJ

  • Forensic Evidence and the Expert Witness - 3028NSC

  • Social Science Research Methods - 3012CCJ

You must complete the following:


  • Forensic Chemistry major

  • Forensic Molecular Biology major

  • Listed Criminology and Criminal Justice electives

  • Free-choice elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Key employment sectors*

  • Policing and security

  • Probation and parole

  • Child protection

  • Courts and justice

Potential job outcomes

  • Forensic scientist

  • Criminal investigator

  • Child protection officer

  • Police detective

  • Criminologist

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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