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Be prepared for a rewarding career in criminology

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology equips you with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills from foundational Criminology and Law subjects. You can choose a further specialisation in Psychology or advanced studies in Criminology or Law. Subjects include criminal justice, cybercrime, criminal law, explanations for crime, miscarriages of justice and crime prevention. Students will be prepared with industry-relevant skills and knowledge for career options in justice-related positions across private, government, not-for-profit agencies aligned with professional roles in support, policy and research sectors.

Criminology at Bond

Key features

  • Tailor your specialisation in line with your career goals and aspirations
  • Specialise in Criminology, as well as in Psychology or Law
  • Build your industry connections through case studies, field trips and internships
  • Problem-solve recent crime-related issues and developments in justice procedures
  • Gain integrated perspectives from the multidisciplinary approach

About the program

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology equips you with the practical and analytical skills needed in this rapidly changing world. Given shifting perceptions of crimes and harms and social inequities, this program interrogates profiles, patterns and trends, public and media influence on policy in how states respond, and situates crime events involving offenders, victims, and communities within cultural and historical contexts. Show more

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology equips you with the practical and analytical skills needed in this rapidly changing world. Given shifting perceptions of crimes and harms and social inequities, this program interrogates profiles, patterns and trends, public and media influence on policy in how states respond, and situates crime events involving offenders, victims, and communities within cultural and historical contexts. It provides you with the knowledge and industry-facing practice that will help lead cultural and systemic change across a wide range of justice-oriented organisations. The program encompasses theoretical and practical aspects of current and anticipated opportunities in the criminal justice workforce to gain a competitive advantage in employability outcomes. Subjects include criminal justice, cybercrime, criminal law, explanations for crime, miscarriages of justice and crime prevention.  You will be prepared with industry-relevant capacity for career options in justice-related positions across private, government, not-for-profit agencies aligned with professional roles in support, policy and research sectors.    Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaSocial Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHS-20048
CRICOS code107663E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Required Subjects (8)

Criminology Specialisation (7)

Choose seven of the following subjects

General Electives (6)

Students have a choice of the following elective options, either:
1) Psychology specialisation** (6 subjects), or
2) Law specialisation*** and two general electives (6 subjects), or
3) General electives (6 subjects). Students are encouraged to consider criminology subjects not taken as part of the Criminology specialisation as a general elective choices.

**Psychology specialisation (Elective option)

Student must take the following six (6) subjects

***Law specialisation (Elective option)

Student must choose four (4) of the following subjects

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

A range of careers in criminal justice and criminology await you, including:

• Policing
• Corrections
• Court support
• Youth justice
• Public safety and security
• Victim advocacy and support
• Intelligence bodies
• Anti-corruption agencies
• Intervention planning
• Probation and parole
• Rehabilitation programs

Master of Criminology