Why study the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons) is a specialised program of study that prepares you for a career as a criminologist. You will study criminological theory, criminal justice, criminological research methods, criminal law and professional practice in criminology and criminal justice. Your program of study culminates in a fourth year of study that brings together theory, research and industry-relevant specialist skills to provide you with a sound platform for employment or further study. As a criminologist, you will understand how the justice system works, why people commit crimes, and have the skills and knowledge to contribute towards preventing and controlling crime and social problems that face contemporary society. This is a new program with staged introduction of new courses.

Students applying to change program and/or applying for credit on the basis of previous studies should seek advice from the Program Convenor or the School of Social Science (socialscience@uq.edu.au). Please note that due to the staged introduction of courses, it may take longer than anticipated for students with credit to complete program requirements.

Summary

  • Program code
    2408
  • 718101
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 (or equivalent) English

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

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