Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

SECURE A LIFE IN FIGHTING CRIME.With this degree, you'll be a part of the leading school of criminology in Queensland. You'll learn from internationally recognised experts and industry leaders who bring their authentic and compelling crime experiences to your study. In your first year, you'll learn about the current trends in crime in Australia and overseas. Academic and professional experts will explain proven ways that crime can be examined, prevented and reduced. You'll participate in courses that include the police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide.  In your second and third years, you'll narrow your focus into a key area of criminology and criminal justice based on your interests and desired career. You can choose from elective courses in policing, corrections, working with offenders and victims, counter-terrorism, or crime analysis and investigation.  Industry and expert connections In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional placement and gain practical experience, which helps expose you to potential careers of interest and employers. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain invaluable learning and experience that can increase employment opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in cutting-edge criminological research through the Criminology Undergraduate Research Internship Program. You'll be mentored one-on-one by criminology experts and can select an internship to suit your interests from a diverse range of research projects. Internship opportunities are offered on a competitive basis three times a year and usually last four to six weeks. It's a priceless opportunity only available through Griffith.


  • Applied Criminal Justice
  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 1
  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 2
  • CCJ Clinic
  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs
  • Conflict, Displacement and Human Rights
  • Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Crime, Society and Culture
  • Criminology Skills
  • Developing Professionally 1
  • Developing Professionally 2
  • Doing Criminology
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Evidence-Led Policing in Diverse Communities
  • First Nations and Justice
  • First Peoples and Social Justice
  • Foundations of Academic Writing
  • Fraud and Cybercrime
  • Gender, Crime and Justice
  • Global Indigeneities
  • Global Political Economy
  • Homicide
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Law, Crime and Justice
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Mental Health, Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
  • Pathways to Crime: Youth, Antisocial Behaviour and Offending
  • Police, Courts and Corrections
  • Professional Practice
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
  • Public Policy for Change
  • Qualitative Methods for Social Research
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Research
  • Rehabilitating Offenders
  • Religion, Politics and Globalisation
  • Researching (In)Security
  • Restorative Justice Practices
  • Social Problems - (In)Equality and (In)Justice
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation
  • Understanding Domestic and Family Violence
  • Understanding Prevention
  • Victims and Justice


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $105,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Mt Gravatt Campus International: $105,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online International: $99,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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