Duration:

3 years, or 2 years accelerated

CRICOS:

041159D

Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 240 credit points which includes: eight compulsory units (core), eight major units taken as a Social Science specialisation and eight elective units which can be chosen from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended sequence

At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions. However, we recommend that you undertake a maximum of 3 units per session so that your study load is not too demanding. You will have less downtime between sessions so a lighter study load will help you to have a better chance at passing all of your units.

The units below are recommended for students starting their course in Session 1, 2018.


The Bachelor of Social Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice major offers you the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way that stresses the social and cultural definitions of criminality.

If you are interested in the complexities of detection, prevention and correction, or the cultural and social factors of criminality, the Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Criminology and Criminal Justice could be the degree for you. This major will give you a comprehensive understanding of how all of these factors fit together.

3 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
102170.1 People, Place and Social Difference
101900.2 Working with Communities
102039.1 Crime, Deviance and Society

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence
Session 1,
February 2018
102170.1 People, Place and Social Difference
101900.2 Working with Communities
102039.1 Crime, Deviance and Society
101886.1 Brave New World: Negotiating Social Change in the 21st century

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates include employment in areas such as:

  • Probation and parole
  • Policy advice and research
  • Corrective services
  • Community agencies
  • Child protection
  • Violence prevention
  • International law enforcement
  • Federal Police
  • New South Wales Police Force
  • Other investigative agencies

Work integrated learning

Social Science students will study a unit focused upon professional practice which will give you an opportunity to improve your career readiness and learn how to translate your social science knowledge to professional, career relevant knowledge.

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Dr Andrey Zheluk a.zheluk@city.westernsydney.edu.au

Need help enrolling?

Call the Contact Service Centre: 1300 897 669