Bachelor of Psychological Sciences/Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

Learn all about human behaviour and criminality, and step closer to becoming a professional psychologist or academic researcher. The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences / Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology provides a broad overview of psychology, and specifically, insight into the determinants of criminal behaviour. You'll complete a variety of research projects and develop skills in project management, research design and report writing. The double degree will prepare you to work in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, offender rehabilitation and policy development. It also forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited pathway to becoming a registered psychologist. Graduates who demonstrate a high level of performance are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours) program.


Successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences/Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.


  • Introduction to Forensic Science CHE10007
  • Fundamentals of Criminology CRI10002
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology FOR10001 12.5
  • Introduction to Law LAW10021 12.5
  • Law and Social Science LAW10022 12.5
  • Criminal Law and Process

Standard entry requirements

Qualifications. One of: successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees) applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $26,736
International: $138,240
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