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Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours)

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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours) program provides students with the opportunity for advanced studies in justice studies and criminology.
  • Entry requirements
    Admission criteria The Honours program is available to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in justice studies, criminology or related discipline. (Students with a significant sub-major in one of these disciplines will be considered for admission.) Applicants must have an average grade of Credit or higher in their justice studies or criminology subjects.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours)
  • Course description
    About the course

    This course provides students with the opportunity for advanced studies in justice studies and criminology. It can enhance your job prospects and is the major avenue for advancement to research-based higher degrees in these disciplines.

    The degree is designed to:

        * give your career prospects a head start in justice occupations
        * facilitate higher level study in justice studies and criminology (i.e., Master or PhD).

    On completion of this course graduates will:

        * have knowledge of advanced criminology theory. Students will examine the committal of crime and processing of identified criminals, in social, political and historical contexts
        * have enhanced methodological skills and understand the ethical, political and social issues associated with the undertaking of research on crime and the criminal justice system in modern industrial societies such as Australia
        * understand issues of policy and program development for criminal justice organisations and have completed fieldwork in a criminal justice agency
        * have completed a research dissertation under the supervision of a University staff member. For students who want to pursue a research degree, this subject is a major stepping stone to that goal.

    Residential schools

    Optional residential schools may be held each session, on campus in Bathurst. Should residential schools be held, students will be notified of precise dates once they have been accepted into the course.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (4 subjects).
    Further study

    The following courses provide opportunities for further study in justice studies and criminology by course work and/or research:

    Bachelor of Policing

    Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)

    Graduate Certificate in Criminology

    Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management

    Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management (Policing)

    Master of Leadership and Management (Policing)

    Doctor of Philosophy

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