Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Griffith University

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

FUEL YOUR PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE.In this double degree, you'll develop an understanding of the vital importance of human services within Australia's legal and social systems. Through the human services component, you'll learn how to build a better future for individuals and families. You'll also be empowered by a greater understanding of the principles of social justice and social inclusion. In the criminology and criminal justice component, you'll learn about the causes of crime and how society responds to them through the justice system. Industry and expert connections Your study will include courses about policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You'll hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced. You'll also undertake a range of courses to prepare you as a human services practitioner to create a more socially just world.  You'll receive plenty of hands-on experience in your final year of study. Within a genuine human services environment, you'll put theory into practice in a supervised setting. This experience will enhance your skills in the workplace and get you ready to graduate job-ready. Graduate outcomes You may find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies.You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles and in criminological research and policy roles. FlexibilityTake control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.Global mobilityAn array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree. Find out more about going global at Griffith. 


  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals
  • Community Practice Approaches
  • Counselling Individuals and Families
  • Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches
  • Crime, Society and Culture
  • Doing Criminology
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Field Placement
  • First Nations and Justice
  • First Peoples and Social Justice
  • Group Facilitation
  • Homicide
  • Human Services Processes
  • Human Services Structures
  • Influencing Policy and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Law, Crime and Justice
  • Lifespan Development
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Mental Health, Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
  • Police, Courts and Corrections
  • Professional Ethics and Corruption Prevention
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Research
  • Race, Crime and Justice
  • Restorative Justice Practices
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Working in Organisations


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: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Logan Campus International: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Mt Gravatt Campus International: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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