Bachelor of Criminology - CL75
Study CQUniversity's Bachelor of Criminology and gain relevant and practical knowledge and skills in the field of criminology.
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Criminology provides you with a multidisciplinary education in the field of criminology.
Through this course, you will integrate insights from sociology, philosophy, social theory, politics, psychology and other relevant disciplines to solve problems of crime, violence and conflict in society. You will learn from lecturers who have extensive experience in the field of criminology and be supported by a teaching team who will provide you with advice, support, guidance and mentorship throughout your studies.
You will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a criminologist and the ability to provide objective research and advice at all policy-making levels, from an evaluation of extensive government crime control initiatives to proposals for local community anti-violence programs.
|Core Units||16||Major Units||None|
Course structureYou are required to complete 16 compulsory units and two four-unit extension minors (unit packs). Your four-unit extension minors can be chosen from the following options:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Coding Foundations
- Community and Public Health
- Human Resource Management
- Interactive Media Design
- Interdisciplinary Practice
- Introduction to Cybersecurity
- Strategic Communication
- Systems Failure Analysis
- Video Production
- Working with the Media
- Writing Stories
Unit informationFor information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Broad career opportunitiesA criminology course at CQUniversity opens the door to a wide variety of challenging career options in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. As a criminologist, you will provide objective research and advice at all levels of policymaking from an evaluation of extensive government crime control initiatives through to proposals for local community anti-violence programs. Criminologists increasingly work in fields of security, risk assessment and compliance in public and private sectors.
Your online experienceDelivered online this course gives you the flexibility to balance work, family and other commitments while you study. As an online student, you will benefit from a personalised student experience, and the latest in learning technology keeping you connected and supported throughout your studies. You’ll interact with peers and lecturers through video conferencing and a personalised and user-friendly student learning platform.
Real-world experienceWithin each of our criminology course options, you will study a capstone unit that allows you to apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your studies to a workplace environment. The workplace environment may be a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity.
Throughout your criminology studies with CQUniversity, you will learn from lecturers who have extensive experience in the field of criminology and be supported by a dedicated criminology coach, who will provide you with advice, support, guidance and mentorship throughout your studies.
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Criminology Work Placement Capstone||CRIM13004||This capstone unit enables students to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills they have learned to a workplace environment. Student work should involve finding solutions to a problem in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 1. Apply skills and knowledge developed in the course to criminology practice in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. 2. Evaluate and report work placement experiences and assess personal and professional growth, strengths and weaknesses in: (a) intellectual development (integration, problem identification, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making), (b) social development (social skills, initiative and independence), and (c) professional development (technical skills, time management and verbal and written communication). 3. Reflect upon and describe the careers, roles, relationships, responsibilities and activities of people engaged in the practice of criminology in the workplace. 4. Reflect upon, evaluate and report enhanced knowledge of criminology gained as a result of participation in work placement and the nature of the environment that supported such learning.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 58 | ATAR 58.0
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test ad achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Test Systems (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6, with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Criminology, you will enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. This course is relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole centres, and positions such as court clerk, investigator, and public and private security and investigation. It is also relevant to careers in public policy and corporate risk analysis and those that require a sound understanding of human behaviours, such as human resource management, rehabilitation, business management, teaching, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, and special education.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$14,624.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 4. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|New South Wales||ONL: 160082|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150082|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
Apply via VTAC
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.