Course

Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

Approved Abbreviation: BSciCrimPsySt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1793.1

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 2015 - 2017.

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.

For more information visit The Universities Future students website

http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/future_students_home/all_courses

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ryan Thorneycroftr.thorneycroft@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull 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).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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 Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

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

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

Year 1

Autumn session

102232Introducing the Social Sciences A
102221Investigating Psychology A

Spring session

102234Introducing the Social Sciences B
102223Investigating Psychology B

Students may exit at this point with a Diploma of Social Sciences and Psychological Studies

1794 - Diploma of Social Sciences and Psychological Studies

Year 2

Autumn session

102039Crime, Deviance and Society
101684Brain and Behaviour
100013Experimental Design and Analysis
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

102038Crime Prevention and Community
101676Human Learning
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

Choose one of

101182Behaviour and Environment
101614Psychology and Health

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

102037Perspectives in Criminology
101561Gender, Crime and Violence
101689Advanced Research Methods
101681Abnormal Psychology

Spring session

101562Culture and Crime
101683Social Psychology
102399Psychology, Crime and Law
102036Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

From 2020 students should take the following unit in place of 102036 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice:

102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

102232Introducing the Social Sciences A

Spring session

102234Introducing the Social Sciences B

Year 2

Autumn session

102221Investigating Psychology A

Spring session

102223Investigating Psychology B

Students may exit at this point with a Diploma of Social Sciences and Psychological Studies

1794 - Diploma of Social Sciences and Psychological Studies

Year 3

Autumn session

102039Crime, Deviance and Society
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

102038Crime Prevention and Community
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

Year 4

Autumn session

101684Brain and Behaviour
100013Experimental Design and Analysis

Spring session

101676Human Learning

Choose one of

101182Behaviour and Environment
101614Psychology and Health

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

1795 - Associate Degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies

Year 5

Autumn session

102037Perspectives in Criminology
101561Gender, Crime and Violence

Spring session

101562Culture and Crime
102036Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

From 2020 students should take the following unit in place of 102036 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice:

102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Year 6

Autumn session

101689Advanced Research Methods
101681Abnormal Psychology

Spring session

101683Social Psychology
102399Psychology, Crime and Law


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