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Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

Approved Abbreviation: BSciCrimPsySt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1793.3

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2018 - 1793.2 Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

Commencement Year 2015-2017 - 1793.1 Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

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, and 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, and the combination of knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in crime analysis and policy, crime prevention, corrections, and probation.

Students should note that this course is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) – meaning it is not a pathway to becoming a registered clinical psychologist.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ryan Thorneycroftr.thorneycroft@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnlineRyan Thorneycroft
OnlinePart TimeOnlineRyan Thorneycroft

Admission

ATAR or UAC derived equivalent, 65+

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

102531Psychology: Human Behaviour (online)
101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102532Psychology: Behavioural Science (online)
102535Human Learning (online)

Choose one of

102170People, Place and Social Difference
101900Working with Communities

Students may exit at this point with a Diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies

1869 - Diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies

Year 2

Autumn session

102533Brain and Behaviour (online)
102534Experimental Design and Analysis (online)
102699Youth Justice and Practice
102783Perception (online)

Spring session

102784Motivation and Emotion (online)
102537Social Psychology (online)
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102708Crime Prevention and Drugs

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies

1795 - Associate Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies

Year 3

Autumn session

101561Gender, Crime and Violence
102037Perspectives in Criminology
102536Advanced Research Methods (online)
102786Developmental Psychology (online)

Spring session

102710Crime, Media, Culture
102785Cognitive Processes (online)
102538Abnormal Psychology (online)
102399Psychology, Crime and Law

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102532Psychology: Behavioural Science (online)
102535Human Learning (online)

Choose one of

102170People, Place and Social Difference
101900Working with Communities

Autumn session

102531Psychology: Human Behaviour (online)
101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Students may exit at this point with a Diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies

1869 - Diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies

Year 2

Spring session

102784Motivation and Emotion (online)
102537Social Psychology (online)
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102708Crime Prevention and Drugs

Autumn session

102533Brain and Behaviour (online)
102534Experimental Design and Analysis (online)
102699Youth Justice and Practice
102783Perception (online)

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies

1795 - Associate Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies

Year 3

Spring session

102710Crime, Media, Culture
102785Cognitive Processes (online)
102538Abnormal Psychology (online)
102399Psychology, Crime and Law

Autumn session

101561Gender, Crime and Violence
102037Perspectives in Criminology
102536Advanced Research Methods (online)
102786Developmental Psychology (online)


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