La Trobe University

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science


Semester starts
Semester 1 (March)
4 years full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 800

This course recognises the close connections between crime and the human mind and its effects on behaviour. It will position you to work in the criminal justice sector, in fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, intelligence, forensics and customs.

You'll study all of the core content areas of the psychological science, from biological foundations to social influences on affect, behaviour and cognition, in addition to strong training in research methods, and the opportunity for study in greater depth in specific areas where staff have research expertise.

In addition you'll study the complex causes of crime and how to contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. You'll examine key issues in criminal justice, and topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, and victimisation, will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

VCE English Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30, or at least 25 in English as an Additional Language (EAL).

English language requirement

Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

Career outcomes

This degree equips students for careers in clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology in organisations that form part of, or operate in association with, the criminal justice sector. This could include police, corrections, and government (justice policy and human services).

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 800


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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Additional information

Some electives may be available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in summer and Winter School. Some electives may be delivered in blended and online mode

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 096350F