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The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
If you’re interested in how individuals and societies are regulated, social responses to crime, and preventing crime, the Bachelor of Criminology is for you.
This program draws on Criminology, Psychology and Legal Studies to give you an in-depth understanding of crime, with a strong focus on social justice.
This is a practical, hands-on degree that will qualify you to work in criminal justice and allied fields, including careers in law enforcement, courts and corrections, policy, victim’s advocacy, human welfare and more.
The Bachelor of Criminology is a practical program that will provide you with the knowledge and skill set to work in criminal justice and allied fields. You will develop a foundational knowledge of Criminology through core courses that will introduce you to all aspects of crime, including criminal justice, victimology, power relationships between institutions of the state and citizens, and criminal psychology, as well as placement courses to gain practical experience.
Within the program, you have the option to take a major area of study, or support your core courses with electives that interest you. The two majors on offer are Legal Studies and Psychology, which will provide you with the opportunity to explore criminology from a different perspective and deepen your knowledge of human behaviour or the legal system as it relates to crime.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The Bachelor of Criminology will offer a clear and attractive degree pathway for students looking to move into careers such as:
Practical learning is embedded into every stage of the Bachelor of Criminology, from case studies in class to guest lectures and work placements.
All students will undertake a core placement course in their third year with a host relevant to their career aspirations. For students wishing to get additional experience in a workplace, there is an extension course that will provide you with more placement hours, and the opportunity to gain experience in more than one career pathway.