Why study the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)
The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons) is a specialized program of study that prepares you for a career as a criminologist. You will study criminological theory, criminal justice, criminological research methods, criminal law and professional practice in criminology and criminal justice. Your program of study culminates in the fourth year of study that brings together theory, research and industry-relevant specialist skills to provide you with a sound platform for employment or further study. As a criminologist, you will understand how the justice system works, why people commit crimes and have the skills and knowledge to contribute towards preventing and controlling crime and social problems that face contemporary society. This is a new program with the staged introduction of new courses.
Students applying to change program and/or applying for credit on the basis of previous studies should seek advice from the Program Convenor or the School of Social Science (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that due to the staged introduction of courses, it may take longer than anticipated for students with credit to complete program requirements.
Year 12 (or equivalent) English
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, read the English proficiency policy below.
In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language skills.
To meet the UQ's English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following:
- a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English, English for ESL Learners or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs.
- at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements.
Other equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted, and other qualifications and experience may also be considered.
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE).
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.
The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted.
The courses offered in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.
Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:
- Class I
- Class IIA
- Class IIB
- Class IIIA
- Class IIIB
Class of honours depends on your GPA.