Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)

Program Code

BCRIM

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Criminology offers a range of courses on the sociology of crime and deviance as well as providing students with the opportunity to study subjects that form part of the growing field of crime science. Key to the program is the application of these theories and techniques to both criminal justice policy and practice.

The Bachelor of Criminology is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Criminology

There shall be a Bachelor of Criminology.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Criminology the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 33 units, including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind
  2. Criminology Closed Electives to the value of 15 units
  3. Open Elective courses to the value of 15 units
  4. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units; OR
  5. If studying a Major in Politics, the requirement for elective courses required in (3) and (4) is waived; OR
  6. If studying a Major in Sociology, the requirement for elective courses required in (3) and (4) is waived; OR
  7. If studying a Major in Gender Studies, the requirement for elective courses required in (3) and (4) is waived; OR
  8. If studying a Major in Psychology, the requirement for elective courses required in (3) and (4) is waived and Criminology Closed Electives to the value of 6 units in lieu of the course required in (2); OR
  9. If studying a Minor in Forensic Medicine, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4); OR
  10. If studying a Minor in Psychology, Open Elective courses to the value of 3 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4); OR
  11. If studying a Minor in Public Health, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4); OR
  12. If studying a Minor in Politics, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4)
  13. If studying a Minor in Gender Studies, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4)
  14. If studying a Minor in Sociology, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) and (4)
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 33 units.

Level 1

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 1001 Understanding Criminology 3
CRIM 1002 Crime and Criminal Justice 3
LAW 1100 Introduction to Law 3

Level 2

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 2001 Controlling Crime 3
GEOG 2129 Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
SOCI 2012 Introduction to Social Research 3

Level 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 3002 Criminological Research 6
CRIM 3004 Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology 3
SOCI 3014 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences 3