Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)

Program Code

BCRIM

Academic Year

2024

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.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Discipline of Criminology, with in-depth knowledge of relevant concepts, theories, skills, debates, emerging issues and methods of inquiry.
2. Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and solve problems relating to crime within complex social, political, economic and cultural contexts.
3. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others effectively in a range of spoken and written modes and formats within the relevant disciplinary and professional criminological contexts in a variety of social and cultural situations.
4. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate for beginning professional practice, including lifelong learning skills characterised by academic rigour, self-direction and intellectual independence.
5. Identify social, political, economic and cultural issues of crime and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social, cultural contexts.
6. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships.
Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

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, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 30 units, including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  2. Criminology Closed Electives to the value of 18 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 SOCI 2012 and elective courses required in (3) and (4) is waived and Criminology Closed Electives to the value of 9 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)