Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Understand the psychology of crime.

Interested in the psychology of crime? This double degree gives you an in-depth understanding of the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, as well as crime-related applications of psychology. You'll examine the professional practice of psychology and develop an understanding of the scientific basis of psychological research.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
088621K
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$25,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$100,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, students may choose to complete some first-year psychology courses at USC Gympie. Only first-year psychology courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the degree is completed at USC Sunshine Coast. International students can study at USC Sunshine Coast only.
  • Subject to external accreditation for USC Moreton Bay campus offering.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011231
  • Moreton Bay From 2021
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 59.40 OP - 16 Rank - 66
USC program code
AR364
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, students may choose to complete some first-year psychology courses at USC Gympie. Only first-year psychology courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the degree is completed at USC Sunshine Coast. International students can study at USC Sunshine Coast only.
  • Subject to external accreditation for USC Moreton Bay campus offering.

In this degree you will:

  • Learn about human behaviour, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies
  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
  • Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, and more
Accreditation

This course is designed to meet the national accreditation requirements adopted by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You can complete further study to become a registered psychologist, clinical psychologist or pursue an academic career.

Career opportunities

  • Law enforcement
  • Crime victim support services
  • Intelligence
  • Custodial corrections officer
  • Community corrections officer
  • Criminologist/crime researcher
  • Security/intelligence analyst
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Criminal justice policy officer
  • Child safety officer
  • Criminal justice advocate
  • Human resource manager
  • Youth support officer
  • Disability support officer
  • Customs and border protection officer

What will I study?

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The recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this recommended study sequence to guide enrolment.

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