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Bachelor of Arts Major Criminology & Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts Major Criminology & Criminal Justice (BART)

Entry requirements
ATAR 58.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Become a problem solver and explore the social and psychological factors behind why people commit crime. You’ll learn about society’s responses to crime and many of the factors that challenge whether these responses are effective. 
  • Delve into forensic and criminal psychology and gain knowledge about the complexities of victimisation. 
  • Develop a competitive edge for the employment market. Make the most of the flexibility of a USQ’s Arts degree and combine your criminology and criminal justice studies with courses in psychology, legal studies, Indigenous studies, social justice, and many more (similar to a Bachelor of Criminology).
  • Discover the intricacies of the relationship between crime, justice and the media or young people and the juvenile justice system.
  • Become the subject matter expert with the option of studying the Criminology and Criminal Justice Extended major. 

Further study

You can progress your study to further specialise with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Career outcomes

  • Apply your knowledge to the criminal justice system, child protection, crime research, strategic planning and development, security, or the police force. You could also work in community corrections, border security, policy development, juvenile justice or research. 
  • Your strong understanding of criminology and criminal justice alongside a second major strengthens your employability, and, depending on the major, opens up many career opportunities.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 58.00 48.75

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1 from the previous year. 

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

 

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
2 x 8-unit major 16
1 x 4-unit minor
or 4 x approved courses
4
Total 24

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 8-unit major 8
3 x 4-unit minors
or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x approved courses
12
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 14500
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22560

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909405
Springfield 929441
Toowoomba 909441

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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