Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course recognises the close connections between crime and the human mind and its effects on behaviour. It will position you to work in the criminal justice sector, in fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, intelligence, forensics and customs. You'll study all of the core content areas of the psychological science, from biological foundations to social influences on affect, behaviour and cognition, in addition to strong training in research methods, and the opportunity for study in greater depth in specific areas where staff have research expertise. In addition you'll study the complex causes of crime and how to contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. You'll examine key issues in criminal justice, and topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, and victimisation, will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science, students must complete a total of 480 credit points across 4 years.
- First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
- Applied Psychology
- Criminology Skills
- From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment
- Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind
- Introductory Psychology: People and Culture
- Law and (dis)order
- Scientific Foundations of Psychology
- Understanding Crime
- Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education
Standard entry requirements
Secondary education. VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Melbourne (Bundoora)||International: $158,400||Yes|
Campuses: Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora).
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023