Bachelor of Psychological Science/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.Understanding human behaviour and what makes people tick is a crucial skill in the world of criminology and justice. With this double degree, you'll be prepared for a range of crime-related career opportunities with a focus on the psychological side of criminology. You'll also learn about the trends in crime control, along with new tactics and techniques for solving crime. Industry and expert connections At Griffith, criminology has always had a strong industry connection and a high level of cooperation from police agencies and other crime-related bodies. This double degree continues the tradition with a multitude of opportunities to meet with and hear from industry experts. In your final year, you'll have the option to complete a professional practice placement one day a week in a justice-related workplace. Graduate outcomes Combining criminology with psychological science will give you the skills and understanding needed to deal with the human behaviour of crime. You'll find work in probation and parole, community corrections, family services, counselling, child protection, program and policy development, research and administration. There are also opportunities for crime trend analysis and the role of psychology in crime prevention. FlexibilityTailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.Global mobilityStudents in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives such as 3023CCJ Thailand Study Tour: Sex, Drugs, Violence and Imprisonment.


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Behaviour Change Skills
  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 1
  • Big Ideas in Crime and Justice 2
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counselling Skills
  • Crime, Society and Culture
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills
  • Homicide
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Law, Crime and Justice
  • Lifespan Development
  • Police, Courts and Corrections
  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
  • Psychology and the Justice System
  • Psychology in Professional Contexts
  • Psychology of Crime
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Social Problems - (In)Equality and (In)Justice
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Survey Design and Analysis

Standard entry requirements

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.


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

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