The Bachelor of Social Science – Criminology consists of 24 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Social Science, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:
Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.
Students studying Security and International Relations Major cannot also study Security and Counter Terrorism Major due to the similarity of units.
Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement.
Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successful gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.
Students who undertake a 12 month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:
Students who elect to undertake a 6 month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:
Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Social Science consists of a total of 24 units (300 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Social Science is typically 3 years. For students who complete a Professional Placement the Bachelor of Social Science consists of 337.5 – 375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time student load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Social Science with a 6 month placement is typically 3.5 years. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Social Science with a 12 month placement is typically 4 years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Social Science is 150 credit points (normally 12 units)