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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Griffith University's Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice program, offered through Open Universities Australia, is a broad-based social science degree examining crime, the criminal justice system and related social issues.

This multidisciplinary degree covers a wide range of subjects and will provide you with skills and training in criminology, youth justice, crime prevention, law, customs and justice, as well as general knowledge of psychology, sociology and political science as they relate to crime.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this criminology course, you will study:

  • Introduction to forensic psychology
  • Homicide
  • Police, courts and criminal law
  • Law, government and policy
  • Introduction to criminology and criminal justice
  • Developing research and analytical skills
  • Understanding social problems
  • Doing criminology
  • Psychology of crime
  • Sociology of crime
  • Statistics for social research
  • Social science research methods

AND Choose eight units from the following:

  • Innovative justice
  • Introduction to policing
  • Understanding imprisonment
  • Law for criminal justice professionals
  • Situational crime prevention and security management
  • Regulation and white collar crime
  • Rehabilitating offenders
  • Professional ethics and corruption prevention
  • Punishment, justice and reform
  • Youth justice
  • Crime analysis and investigation
  • Race, crime and justice
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University.

Griffith University's Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree offers you both a professional qualification and a general arts degree. Importantly, it equips you with the education and training required to gain employment in the criminal justice system. As a graduate of this program, you can find employment in both private enterprise and government departments in criminal justice areas such as policing, corrections, justice, security, regulatory law enforcement, crime prevention and customs.

Curious about where a career in criminology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Parole Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Federal Police Officer
  • State Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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