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Bachelor of Arts Major Criminology & Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts Major Criminology & Criminal Justice (BART)
CRICOS: 009258A

Entry requirements
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) or the Master of Professional Studies (Research).

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

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

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.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 27440
On-campus

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

AUD 27440

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.

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

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 009258A

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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