Course Description

In this specialised degree, you will learn about the causes of crime and society's response through the justice system to address them.

In your first year, you will learn about trends in crime in Australia and overseas. You will study courses about police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide. You will hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced.

In your second and third years, you will have the flexibility to specialise with elective courses in areas such as policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You will also have opportunities to study abroad and receive credit for your degree.

In your final year, you will have the option to complete a professional placement and gain practical justice-related experience.

This program is also offered via Open Universities Australia and further information is available on the Griffith (OUA) Services website.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,444 total course cost.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.5% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 84.0% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.6% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 62.2% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 25.8% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $54,800 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 1112

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