Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology / Bachelor of Justice

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This double degree combines skills in two complementary areas, which will enable students to apply psychological principles to the field of justice. The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. The course provides a broad foundation in the science of psychology and its application, developing the ability to understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organisational issues, as well as high-level communication and social research skills that are valuable in a wide range of professions. The Bachelor of Justice equips graduates for a wide variety of employment in the criminal justice, government (state and federal), law enforcement and policing and intelligence fields.

Structure

  • 384 credit points. Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 192 cps consisting of: 12 core, 4 electives
  • Bachelor of Justice, 192 cps, consisting of: 8 core, 8 from Study Area A. Students can choose a major in Criminology and Policing or Policy and Governance.

Subjects

  • Criminology and policing
  • Policy and governance
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed Knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Study pathways

Pathways to postgraduate degrees are available. Students considering registration with Psychology Board of Australia must also complete an approved fourth year of study in psychology (e.g. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) and a further 2 years of either supervised work experience or completion of an appropriate higher degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), or Master of Clinical Psychology. Justice graduates may wish to study Bachelor of Justice Honours program provided they meet course requirements. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove International: $141,300
  • OP: 12/73
Yes No information available
Gardens Point International: $141,300 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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