Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01328A

Psychology is a discipline that is interested in understanding the connections between the human mind and behaviour across a number of contexts including clinical and mental health, as well as business and education. Psychology is also relevant for those seeking employment in the criminal justice system and its support agencies, which is the focus of this double major bachelor degree. The psychology major provides a comprehensive education in the theories and models underpinning the critical and analytical thinking, research methodology, design and analysis necessary for conducting and evaluating psychological research. The psychology major also introduces students to the applications of psychological theory. The criminology major is concerned with approaches to criminal behaviour, the causes of crime, crime prevention, and responses to crime. The coverage of sociology in this major stream exposes students to the wider context in which criminal behaviour takes place and the role society plays in shaping crime and the criminal. This, coupled with the psychology major, provides students with a well-rounded understanding of human behaviour.

Structure

24 units of study.

Subjects

  • Psychological Science and Criminology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Cert IV or above
  • Or be aged 21 years and over with a written statement and interview

Recognition

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter fourth year ACAP psychology programs such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as occupational therapy, rehabilitation counselling, community services, and other areas where an undergraduate degree in psychology/criminology is recognised for entry.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Domestic: $53,760
International: $67,848
No information available Yes No information available
Sydney Domestic: $53,760
International: $67,848
No information available Yes No information available

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