Western Sydney University Online
Western Sydney University Online

Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Bachelor Degree

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Course description



3 yrs

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  • Explore the theory, politics & practice of crime prevention with the Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
  • Study online when & where it suits you
  • Dedicated email & phone support 7 days a week

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date

Online (full time)

Online (part time)

3 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements

Academic or work experience

Next start date
3 yrs
Study mode
Education institution
Western Sydney University Online (RTO 90319)
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Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

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Course content

  • The individual in society
  • Understanding society
  • Working with communities
  • People, place and social difference
  • Social research methods
  • Ethics in the social sciences
  • Applied social research
  • Contemporary social issues and professional practice
  • Crime, deviance and society
  • Introduction to crime and criminal justice
  • Juvenile crime and justice
  • Crime prevention and community
  • Prisons, punishment and criminal justice
  • Perspectives in criminology
  • Culture and crime
  • Gender, crime and violence

You will need to complete 8 electives as part of this course.

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Entry requirements

  • Certificate III/IV, in any field, OR
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study, OR
  • Work experience (in any industry) OR
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR, OR
  • Other testing options, for example, a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • Crime and criminal justice from a criminological perspective
  • The theory, politics and practice of crime prevention
  • How models and understanding of gender have became a major way of explaining crime and victimisation
  • Major approaches to the study of criminology and the sociology of deviance

Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this degree allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 - 10 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Depending on your study load, you can finish your degree in as little as 3 years.

Possible study loads

You can study full time, part time, or at an accelerated pace. You can adjust your study load each teaching period, so you can fit study into your schedule around family, work, or other commitments.

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Supportive, interactive learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Western Sydney University Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Feedback and guidance from Student Advisors
  • Assignment support and online study groups

As a Western Sydney University Online student, you’ll study in small groups supported by expert Online Learning Coaches. Your Online Learning Coach will be able to assist you with your coursework, answer questions and provide assessment help.

In addition, a team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week with extended hours to provide you with technical support, essay writing and research advice.

Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

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