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

Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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  • Level:4-Year Double 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

Understanding human behaviour and what makes people tick is a crucial skill in the world of criminology and justice. With this double degree, you'll be prepared for a range of crime-related career opportunities with a focus on the psychological side of criminology. You'll also learn about the trends in crime control, along with new tactics and techniques for solving crime. 

Industry and expert connections 

At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime-related bodies. This double degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts. In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional practice placement one day a week in a justice-related workplace. 

Graduate outcomes 

Combining criminology with psychological science will give you the skills and understanding needed to deal with the human behaviour of crime. You'll find work in probation and parole, community corrections, family services, counselling, child protection, program and policy development, research and administration. There are also opportunities for crime trend analysis and the role of psychology in crime prevention. 


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Global mobility

Students in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives such as 3023CCJ Thailand Study Tour: Sex, Drugs, Violence and Imprisonment.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008PSY

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

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ (must be completed in first trimester of study)

  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology - 1003PSY

  • Law Government and Criminal Justice - 1003CCJ

  • First Year Listed CCJ Elective

First Year Listed Electives

You must select 10 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

  • Developing Professionally 1 - 1002CCJ

  • Doing Criminology - 1009CCJ

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Experimental Design and Analysis - 2000PSY

  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law - 1012CCJ

  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ

  • Psychology in Professional Contexts - 1011PSY

  • Cognitive Psychology - 2006PSY

  • Psychology of Crime - 2000CCJ

  • Social and Cultural Psychology - 2008PSY

  • Counselling Skills - 1018PSY

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Developmental Psychology - 2015PSY

  • Survey Design and Analysis - 3003PSY

  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 1 - 3036CCJ

  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 2 - 3037CCJ

  • Listed CCJ electives

  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills - 2018PSY

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Psychology and the Justice System - 3013CCJ

  • Biological Psychology - 2007PSY

  • Behaviour Change Skills - 3018PSY

  • Listed CCJ electives

  • Free-choice electives

  • Abnormal Psychology - 3009PSY

  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences - 3006PSY

Third and Fourth Year Electives

You must select 40 credit points from the following courses:

  • Statistics for Social Research - 2009CCJ

  • Developing Professionally 2 - 2001CCJ

  • Understanding Prevention - 2005CCJ

  • Qualitative Methods for Social Research - 2006CCJ

  • Introduction to Policing - 2002CCJ

  • Introduction to Corrections - 2003CCJ

  • Counter-Terrorism Law - 2020CCJ

  • Gender, Crime and Justice - 2015CCJ

  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 1 - 3036CCJ

  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 2 - 3037CCJ

  • Crime Analysis and Investigation - 3001CCJ

  • Rehabilitating Offenders - 3003CCJ

  • Fraud and Cybercrime - 3026CCJ

  • First Nations and Justice - 3031CCJ

  • Evidence-Led Policing in Diverse Communities - 3032CCJ

  • Understanding Domestic and Family Violence - 3034CCJ

  • Pathways to Crime: Youth, Antisocial Behaviour and Offending - 3035CCJ

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Note: You must not exceed 120 credit points of level 1 courses for your entire program

  • Introduction to Programming - 1001ICT

  • Applied Psychology - 1021PSY

  • Professional Practice in Information Technology - 1004ICT

  • Introduction to Politics - 1101GIR

  • Introduction to Social Science - 1710LHS

  • Global Business - 2030IBA

  • The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS

  • Understanding the Social World - 1007LHS

  • Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG

  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR

  • Positive Psychology - 1010PSY

  • Introduction to Social Theory - 1014HSV

  • Numerical and Computing Skills - 1105ENG

  • Approaches to Human Security - 1213LHS

  • Foundations of Academic Writing - 1019LHS (Online only)

  • Foundations of Research and Analysis - 1905LHS

  • Australian Politics and Government - 2002GIR

  • Workplace Psychology - 2004PSY

  • Global Security - 2020GIR

  • Career Psychology and Counselling - 2020PSY

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 2107ENV

  • Popular Music, Culture and Identity - 3056LHS (offered Online)

  • Sociology of Identity - 2143LHS

  • Language, Technology and Social Media - 2203LHS (offered Online) (not offered from 2022)

  • Public Writing and Professional Practice - 2512LHS (offered in odd years)

  • Structures of (in)security - 2718LHS

  • Governments, Markets and Communities - 2005GIR

  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV

  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship - 2043IBA

  • Epidemiology - 2220MED

  • Health Psychology - 2010PSY

  • Sociology of Youth - 2026LHS

  • Ecology - 2051ENV

  • A History of Terrorism and Political Violence - 2055LHS

  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling - 2204NSC

  • Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation - 2218MED

  • Media, Politics and Public Opinion - 2509LHS (offered in even years)

  • Conflict and Forced Displacement - 2715LHS

  • Crime, Business and Politics in Asia - 3017IBA

  • Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation - 3018GIR

  • Self-Marketing - 3029MKT

  • Child and Youth Mental Health - 3936NRS

  • Adult Development and Ageing - 3012PSY

  • Power and Policy Making - 3013GIR

  • The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation - 3016GIR

  • War, Peace and Security: Humanity and History - 3145LHS

  • Psychological Perspectives on Cultural Diversity - 3033PSY

  • Essential Skills for the New Health Professional - 3025MSC

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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

  • Criminal investigator

  • 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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