Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
This course recognises the close connections between crime and the human mind and its effects on behaviour. It will position you to work in the criminal justice sector, in fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, intelligence, forensics and customs.
You'll study all of the core content areas of the psychological science, from biological foundations to social influences on affect, behaviour and cognition, in addition to strong training in research methods, and the opportunity for study in greater depth in specific areas where staff have research expertise.
In addition you'll study the complex causes of crime and how to contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. You'll examine key issues in criminal justice, and topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, and victimisation, will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
Why study law and criminology at La Trobe?
La Trobe is in the top 1.1% of universities worldwide.
Time Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2020; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2019, Ranking Web of Universities
Leading law school
La Trobe is one of Victoria’s leading law schools for undergraduate educational experience
Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018
Global top 200
We are one of Australia's leading research law schools with our subjects in the top 200 in the world
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2018, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018: Law
This degree equips students for careers in clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology in organisations that form part of, or operate in association with, the criminal justice sector. This could include police, corrections, and government (justice policy and human services).
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Tuition Fee: AUD $38,600 per year
Academic entry requirement
70% in high school