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CL55 - Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology)

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) course will give you a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of both criminology and psychology. This course prepares you for a career in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The course is also relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, defence as well as public and private security and investigation. The psychology aspects of the degree are useful for careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviour such as: human resource management, rehabilitation, business management, teaching, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, and special education. You can undertake further study to qualify as a psychologist.

Career Information

The Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) prepares you for a career in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The degree is also relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, ­­defence as well as public and private security and investigation. The psychology aspects of the degree are useful for careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviour such as: human resource management, rehabilitation, business management, teaching, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, and special education. You can undertake further study to qualify as a psychologist.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BSc (Crim&Psych)
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Entry Requirements
English (4,SA) or equivalent.
Security Requirements
None
Health Requirements
None
Assumed Knowledge

English

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School A residential school is attached to PSYC13024 Qualitative Research Methodology – students who enrol in this unit must attend a compulsory residential school.
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Practicum/Work Placement

CRIM13004 - This capstone unit enables students to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills they have learned to a workplace environment. Student work should involve finding solutions to a problem in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 1. Apply skills and knowledge developed in the program to criminology practice in in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. 2. Evaluate and report work placement experiences and assess personal and professional growth, strengths and weaknesses in: (a) intellectual development (integration, problem identification, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making), (b) social development (social skills, initiative and independence), and (c) professional development (technical skills, time management and verbal and written communication). 3. Reflect upon and describe the careers, roles, relationships, responsibilities and activities of people engaged in the practice of engineering in the workplace. 4. Reflect upon, evaluate and report enhanced knowledge of criminology gained as a result of participation in work placement and the nature of the environment that supported such learning.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 82
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, criminology theory and its practical application to criminal justice and its regulation
  • 2. Conduct crime scene analysis, criminal profiling, forensic interviews and develop case management skills
  • 3. Evaluate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology

  • 4. Apply knowledge of psychological phenomena in a variety of contexts, including the levels of individuals, groups and organisations
  • 5. Apply a methodical-rational/scientific approach to the solution of research problems through the use of appropriate research methods and statistical analyses in a variety of contexts
  • 6. Communicate effectively through written reports, essays, group work and oral presentations, demonstrating the ability to construct coherent, persuasive and well supported arguments that draw together independent strands
  • 7. Evaluate scientific evidence for psychological claims while showing an awareness of ethical, professional and social responsibility and an understanding of indigenous, social and cultural diversity in the interpretation of findings
  • 8. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, evidenced by reflection on personal and professional development through self-assessment of abilities, achievements and motivation.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144

The degree consists of 20 core units and 4 elective units making a total of 24 units (144cp). Students have a choice of completing a third level Research capstone or third level Work Placement capstone unit. NOTE: To meet the course’s psychology study requirements of a total of 60 units of credit (10 units) at Level two and three as detailed above, you must undertake 2 additional units from the Level 2 or Level 3 unit options as listed above. Psychology units undertaken must include 12 units of credit (2 units) at Level 1, at least 24 units of credit (4 units) at Level 2 and at least 24 units of credit (4 units) at Level 3 - of which PSYC11008, PSYC11009, PSYC12047, PSYC12048, PSYC13015, PSYC13017 and PSYC13020 are compulsory. You must undertake at least 60 units of credit (10 units) at level 2 and Level 3 in Psychology combined. Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in non eligibility to graduate.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CRIM11001 Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRIM11002 Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
SOCL11060 Being Bad
SCIE11018 Introduction to Forensic Science
PSYC11012 Foundations of Psychological Research
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
CRIM12001 Digital Criminology
CRIM12002 Case Management Practice
CRIM12003 Criminology Theory
PSYC12047 Introduction to Data Analysis
PSYC12048 Research Methods
CRIM13001 Criminal Behaviour Analysis
CRIM13002 Contemporary Criminology
PSYC13017 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment
PSYC13015 Advanced Methods in Psychology
PSYC13021 Forensic Psychology

Criminology core choice. Choose one from the following list of units.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
CRIM13003 Criminology Research Capstone
CRIM13004 Criminology Work Placement Capstone

Students must complete 2 of these 4 units:

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
PSYC12010 Introduction to Human Development
PSYC12013 Personality
PSYC12012 Physiological Psychology
PSYC12014 Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology

Students must complete 2 of these 5 units:

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
PSYC13016 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
PSYC13023 Educational Psychology
PSYC13024 Qualitative Research Methodology
PSYC13025 Applied Sports Psychology
More Details
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