Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

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Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies at Western

This online degree combines studies in psychology and criminology. It introduces the social sciences and develops criminology as a discipline, including an Australian focus on:

- forms and patterns of victimisation
- crime prevention strategies
- offending
- prisons and different forms of punishment
- violence
- gender and crime
- cultural perceptions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.

The science of psychology is applied to understanding human behaviour generally and criminal behaviour, including:

- topics of moral development
- cultural norms and traditions
- the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context
- prejudice
- racism and inter-group conflict
- anger and aggression
- mental illness
- drug and alcohol abuse
- forensic psychology
- crime scene analysis
- court processes
- eyewitness testimony.

Learn from the best

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 150 Universities for Psychology, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: Online

This course is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.

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At Western, we recognise that this year has been difficult for Year 12 students. Our Early Offer Program – HSC True Reward provides school leavers with much-needed peace of mind about their university entry for next year.

True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strongest skills and lead you to excel at university, rather than your scaled ATAR or results impacted by COVID-19.

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"Academic staff at WSU are incredibly helpful. All are highly professional, knowledgeable and well equipped to teach effectively."

— Felicia Debreczeni. Bachelor of Psychology

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Study a double degree

A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
Achieve your unlimited potential.

 

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.