Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This online degree combines studies in psychology and criminology. It introduces the social sciences and develops criminology as a discipline, including an Australian focus on: forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies, offending, prisons and different forms of punishment; violence, gender and crime; cultural perceptions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology. The science of psychology is applied to understanding human behaviour, generally, and criminal behaviour, including: topics of moral development, cultural norms and traditions, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context, prejudice, racism and inter-group conflict, anger and aggression, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, forensic psychology, crime scene analysis, court processes, and eyewitness testimony. The degree provides graduates with the flexibility, combination of knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in crime analysis and policy, crime prevention, corrections, and probation.


240 credit points.


  • Social Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Standard) or equivalent
  • ATAR or UAC derived equivalent, 65 plus.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
WSU Online Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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