Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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Professor Cindy Davis
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Professor Cindy Davis

Understand crime from a social perspective

Learn about the social causes and consequences of crime and disadvantage in this double degree. You’ll be taught about how sociological influences can impact offending and gain a deep understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including areas of law enforcement, crime policy, the court system and custodial and community corrections.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about social inequality and how to make a difference in the legal system
  • Complete two field placements where you’ll learn practical skills
  • Research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills
  • Have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in your final year
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide, forensic science and more
Career opportunities
  • Mental health
  • Social research
  • Policy development and analysis
  • Organisational management
  • Community development and education
  • Government agencies
  • Community agencies
  • Private practice
  • Crime and justice research and policy
  • Youth advocacy and at-risk youth support
  • Crime victim support services
  • Offender transition-from-prison programs
Accreditation

The social work component of the program is fully accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, and prepares professionals to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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