Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Learn about crime and its solutions. Available to study online or on campus, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Charles Sturt University enables you to become a leader in making your community safer and a better place to live.Throughout this bachelor's degree you'll study the key institutions – prisons, policing, courts – and the complex social problems that fuel our criminal justice system.


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Standard entry requirements

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR 55 required (including adjustment factors)ORSuccessful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.ORA completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.OR50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualificationORSuccessful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.ORWork experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years full time or equivalence, demonstrated by a detailed resumeORSpecial Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR.

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning, including study at other institutions, in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the start of the course.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $142,080 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years
Port Macquarie International: $74,640 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress to the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) or to pursue a more generalist criminal justice pathway.

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