Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This course recognises the close connections between crime and the human mind and its effects on behaviour. It will position you to work in the criminal justice sector, in fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, intelligence, forensics and customs. You'll study all of the core content areas of the psychological science, from biological foundations to social influences on affect, behaviour and cognition, in addition to strong training in research methods, and the opportunity for study in greater depth in specific areas where staff have research expertise. In addition you'll study the complex causes of crime and how to contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. You'll examine key issues in criminal justice, and topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, and victimisation, will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.


  • Experimental Foundations of Psychological Science
  • History, Philosophy and Methodology of Psychological Science
  • Legal Institutions and Methods
  • Law, Law and (Dis)Order
  • Clinical Foundations of Psychological Science
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • From Prisons to Detention Centres
  • Understanding Crime
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo International: $149,600
  • ATAR: 66
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time
Melbourne International: $149,600
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time

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