Bachelor of Criminology
Choose Criminology at La Trobe
- Join a university that has a 45-year history of teaching crime, justice and legal studies.
- Ours is the only Bachelor of Criminology in Victoria to include forensics as a core component
- Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities are an important part of this course, allowing you to apply what you learn in real work environments and to solve problems in the community.
- Our WIL opportunities lead to careers – about 25 per cent of our Crime, Justice and Legal Studies students have gone on to work where they completed their placements.
- We are the first university to partner with the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Career opportunities with a Bachelor of Criminology
This degree is for students interested in local and global criminal justice, who wish to develop the skills to become practitioners and policy makers in areas of:
- crime prevention and advocacy
- government departments; justice, customs and border protection
- policing (with additional qualifications)
- public policy development.
What you'll learn
- make a difference through advocacy and policy by understanding the complex causes of crime
- work with people in the criminal justice system
- apply your skills in a professional work environment
- think analytically and critically about problems
- communicate your ideas effectively.
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This course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex causes of crime, and to make a difference in communities through advocacy and policy development. Drawing on sociology, gender and Aboriginal studies, you'll discuss key themes of social justice and human rights advocacy to solve real problems in the community.
You can also choose two electives per year to focus on areas of law and the social sciences that interest you or choose from other disciplines such as science or business.
For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.
First year studies
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Dispute Resolution||Criminal Law for Justice Professionals|
|Legal Institutions and Methods||From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment|
|Law, Order and Justice||Understanding Crime|
How to apply
Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.
This program is currently not available to international students.
Check out our pathway options for the best chance of getting into the course that you want.
Scholarships and financial support
- Overseas exchange mobility grant, $1500
- Overseas short term program, $500
- Hallmark Program, $10,000 over four years