Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

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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.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2022
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • 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 2022 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: Subject to external accreditation for USC Moreton Bay campus offering.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011221
  • Moreton Bay 014321
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.00 Rank - 63
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
5 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Total courses
Total units
  • Campus note: Subject to external accreditation for USC Moreton Bay campus offering.

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


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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