Bachelor of Criminology

Crime, how we define it, how we understand its causes, and the ways we respond to it provides, a window into a society’s challenges, values and aspirations.

The Bachelor of Criminology offers a world-leading program to equip you with the professional skills, specialist knowledge and key capabilities relevant to careers in a wide range of Criminology related fields.

There is an increasing global demand for graduates with a deep understanding of the role of crime in contemporary social and economic life, and well-developed professional skills in understanding global issues in crime.

Where this degree could take you

On completion of this course, you’ll be prepared to work in a broad range of professional domains, including private organisations in which Criminology specialist skills will provide a key competitive advantage:

  • Criminologist
  • Criminal profiler
  • Criminal investigator
  • Corrections officer
  • Prison psychologist
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Psychological investigator
  • Jury consultant
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Cyber-security specialist
  • Victim support officer
  • Youth and family worker
  • Court support services case manager
  • Family violence applicant practitioner
  • Court registrar
  • Intake and assessment worker
  • Offender services manager
  • Intelligence assessment analyst
  • Policy and legal investigator
  • Border force officer

Course structure

You can choose to develop specialist knowledge in specific criminal concerns, including hate crime, serious and violent crime, cybercrime, and transnational and organised crime.

International study tours

You will also have opportunities to travel internationally to meet criminal justice experts across Asia, Europe and the Americas, through a selection of exclusive field trips to the course.

Industry experience

In the Professional Project units you will work closely with our industry partners, opening up new pathways and opportunities for your career, and capping off your Criminology study by bringing together all your knowledge and skills in your final year. The Professional Project features real life scenarios and your work will be assessed by both academics and industry.

There are further opportunities and internships available to you through Arts Internships, both in Australia and around the world, so you can get hands-on experience while you gain study credit.

Double degrees

Available double degrees with our Bachelor of Criminology:


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CRICOS code: 096756F