University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

Interested in the psychology of crime? This double degree provides and in-depth understanding of the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, as well as crime-related applications of psychology. Examine professional practices of psychology and develop an understanding of the science of psychological research.In this program you will learn about human behaviour, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, and abnormal psychologies. You’ll understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention. Learn to research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills as you choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide and forensic science, and more.


  • Introductory courses (9) 108 units
  • Developing courses (9) 108 units
  • Graduate courses (10) 120 units
  • Elective courses (4) 48 units

Standard entry requirements

Have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.


This course is designed to meet the national accreditation requirements adopted by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students can complete further study to become a registered psychologist, clinical psychologist or pursue an academic career.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Moreton Bay
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 4 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a Regional Preference Scheme for eligible applicants who reside or attend school in one of the following regional council areas: Sunshine Coast Regional Council; Noosa Council; Gympie Regional Council; Moreton Bay Regional Council; Somerset Regional Council; Fraser Coast Regional Council; South Burnett Regional Council. For eligible applicants an additional OP score of one or two selection ranks is granted.

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