Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Charles Sturt's Bachelor of Criminal Justice equips students with the advanced skills and knowledge to work in any of a number of diverse fields. Through the practical application of studies, this course prepares people wanting to go into policing/law enforcement, probation and parole, juvenile justice, and work with refugees, criminal offenders, victims and their families - to really make a difference to people, communities and society at large. A field placement in a justice, welfare or community agency in either government or private sector not only provides valuable learning but may result in employment.


Students complete 192 points (equivalent to 24 subjects). Students take core subjects in sociology, psychology, politics, criminology and law, and then choose further subjects according to their personal and/or career interests.


  • Justice studies
  • History and politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Welfare

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bathurst International: $69,600
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online International: $69,600
  • ATAR: 60
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years
Port Macquarie International: $69,600
  • ATAR: 60

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

Further information

Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress to the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) or to pursue a more generalist criminal justice pathway.

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