About the course
Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Social Science (Criminal Justice) course contains a core of vocationally relevant subjects which will enhance the knowledge and professional capacities of people involved in occupations related to the operation and administration of criminal justice and social justice.
* students will graduate with the award Bachelor of Social Science (Criminal Justice)
* this degree has been designed with extensive consultation with police, the justice community and academics, to ensure it is vocationally relevant and up to date with latest issues
* through a proactive placement with a justice organisation, students gain a systematic introduction to the professional environment
Where it will take you
Graduates could adapt to a range of careers in criminal justice and beyond.
You could consider: corrections, probation and parole and associated work with offenders and families, juvenile justice, justice research and policy, policing, and in other justice and social justice occupations.
Professionals teaching you
The course is taught by dedicated professional academics with a wide range of experience.
* Mr David Bull - interests include police-community relations, and police and the media
* Ms Libbie Douglass - interests include psychology and psychology of crime
* Ms Rosalind Gibson - interests include criminal law, expert witnesses, wrongful conviction issues, repressed memory
* Dr Leonora Ritter - interests include government and politics
* Ms Kate Seymour - interests include corrections, gender and crime
Your course is recognised by industry
The Bachelor of Social Science (Criminal Justice) is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education.
As a result of the integration of field work placements into the course, students gain an important introduction to diverse professional environments.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.
The following courses provide opportunities for further study in justice studies and criminology by course work and/or research:
* Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours)
* Graduate Certificate in Criminology
* Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management
* Master of Social Science (Honours)
* Doctor of Philosophy