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

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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
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
088621K
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$25,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$101,600
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 2021 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.
  • ^First year of the program will be delivered at Moreton bay in 2021, with subsequent years rolled out incrementally.
  • Subject to external accreditation for USC Moreton Bay campus offering.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011231
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014331
Refer to the program footnotes
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
Recommended prior study
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent; English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • ^First year of the program will be delivered at Moreton bay in 2021, with subsequent years rolled out incrementally.
  • 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

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