single degree

Bachelor of Criminology

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BCRIM
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements

Do you want to delve into an enthralling field that deals with the complexities of crime and responses to crime? Look no further.

Our program addresses the causes, politics and management of criminality from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

You will develop and understanding of a range of issues in contemporary criminology including definitions and representations of crime, victimization, policing, the criminal justice system, transnational crime, and restorative justice.

The ANU Bachelor of Criminology draws attention to the social dimensions of crime and deviancy and assesses the effectiveness and implications of crime control measures.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Employment Opportunities

In the Bachelor of Criminology you will learn about the drivers of crime and how society responds to it. The breadth of knowledge that you learn can be applied to many different industries and institutions. Graduates may find work in government, intelligence, correctional services, social work, journalism and policy making.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Criminology, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. better understand the social conditions, forces and relations influencing crime and deviance, criminal justice system processes, and crime control interventions;
  2. develop sophisticated analytical techniques and research skills for applied use in the field of criminology and in social research more generally;
  3. critically evaluate theories, concepts and methodological approaches relating to all aspects of contemporary criminological inquiry; and
  4. critically assess criminal justice policies and other social, cultural and legal responses to criminality and crime control from an informed interdisciplinary perspective.

Further Information

From 2015 the following courses have been recoded:
SOCY2158 - recode to CRIM 2000
SOCY1005 - recode to CRIM 1001
SOCY2058 - recode to CRIM 2001
SOCY2062 - recode to CRIM 2004

SOCY3016 - recode to CRIM 2003

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis, taking into account all relevant academic qualifications. If you hold more than one qualification, admission will be based on your overall record. Tertiary qualifications are generally weighted more heavily than secondary. If you have completed an approved tertiary preparation course or alternative entry scheme, you will be assessed on the results of that scheme alone, unless you have undertaken subsequent study.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission pathways.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.  Please note that Bonus Points do not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$25,984.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Criminology requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

SOCY1002 Self and Society

SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology

SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding

ANTH2130 Violence and Terror

BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice

PSYC2011 Perspectives on Crime from Psychology and Criminology

SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods

SOCY2062 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders

SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society

SOCY3016 Controversies in Crime Control

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B

ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime Narratives on Page, Stage and Screen

GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture

LING2105 Language and the Law: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics

POLS2096 Genocide Studies

POLS2100 Genocide – Post 1945

SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender

SOCY2058 Doing Criminology: Studies in Social Problems

SOCY2063 Corruption in our World

SOCY3123 Policy and Program Evaluation

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units SOCY1002 Self and Society 6 units SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology 6 units PSYC2011 Perspectives on Crime from Psychology and Criminology 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units SOCY2062 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders 6 units SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods 6 units Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods 6 units BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 6 units Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units SOCY3016 Controversies in Crime Control 6 units PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice 6 units Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society 6 units ANTH2130 Violence and Terror 6 units Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full-time (144 units) - 4 courses per semester (24 units)
72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
•    SOCY1002 Self and Society
•    SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology
•    SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding
•    ANTH2130 Violence and Terror
•    BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
•    PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice
•    PSYC2011 Perspectives on Crime from Psychology and Criminology
•    SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
•    SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods
•    SOCY2062 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders
•    SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society
•    SOCY3016 Controversies in Crime Control
 
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
•    ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B
•    ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime Narratives on Page, Stage and Screen
•    GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture
•    LING2105 Language and the Law: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
•    POLS2096 Genocide Studies
•    POLS2100 Genocide - Post 1945
•    SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender
•    SOCY2058 Doing Criminology: Studies in Social Problems
•    SOCY2063 Corruption in our World
•    SOCY3123 Policy and Program Evaluation
Electives (48 units) from across the ANU























Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
•    SOCY1002 Self and Society
•    SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology
•    SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding
•    ANTH2130 Violence and Terror
•    BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
•    PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice
•    PSYC2011 Perspectives on Crime from Psychology and Criminology
•    SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
•    SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods
•    SOCY2062 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders
•    SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society
•    SOCY3016 Controversies in Crime Control
 
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
•    ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B
•    ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime Narratives on Page, Stage and Screen
•    GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture
•    LING2105 Language and the Law: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
•    POLS2096 Genocide Studies
•    POLS2100 Genocide - Post 1945
•    SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender
•    SOCY2058 Doing Criminology: Studies in Social Problems
•    SOCY2063 Corruption in our World
•    SOCY3123 Policy and Program Evaluation























About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Criminology program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take the 12 compulsory courses and four courses of your choice from the following list:  ANIP3005, ENGL2081, GEND2021, LING2105, POLS2096, POLS2100, SOCY2026, SOCY2058, SOCY2063 or SOCY3123.
You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Criminology degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Criminology degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take the 12 compulsory courses and four courses of your choice from the following list:   ANIP3005, ENGL2081, GEND2021, LING2105, POLS2096, POLS2100, SOCY2026, SOCY2058, SOCY2063 or SOCY3123.


Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one degree requirement.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in courses for at both the compulsory courses and area courses.

You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Criminology half of the double degree


Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You need to enrol in the following 1000-level courses:
Semester 1:
•    SOCY1002 - Self and Society
•    SOCY1005 - The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding
Semester 2:
•    SOCY1004
•    a Sociology course from with the compulsory courses or from the following list of courses ANIP3005, ENGL2081, GEND2021, LING2105, POLS2096, POLS2100, SOCY2026, SOCY2058, SOCY2063 or SOCY3123.






Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in the compulsory and area courses, you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.


Study Options

Bachelor of Criminology - Single Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Criminology.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units SOCY1002 Self and Society 6 units SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology 6 units SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender 6 units SOCY2062 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders 6 units SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society 6 units

Bachelor of Criminology - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units SOCY1002 Self and Society 6 units SOCY1005 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology 6 units SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact students.CASS@anu.edu.au

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