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- New in 2012, this double degree integrates two highly sought after areas.
- Explore topics including: crimes of violence, environmental criminology, Indigenous justice, official corruption, transnational crime and forensic psychology.
- Learn how to understand human behaviours, and apply your skills in challenging situations where knowledge of the human response is essential.
- Combine justice, criminology, policing and psychology in one package. Major in either criminology or policing.
- Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
|QTAC course code||409752|
|QUT course code||IX76|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Why choose this course?
A double degree in justice and psychology offers you greater flexibility in your career. Combining skills in these two complementary areas, you’ll be able to apply psychological principles to the field of justice.
The course provides a broad foundation in the science of psychology and its application. You’ll develop:
- an ability to understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organisational issues
- high-level communication and social research skills that are valuable in a wide range of professions.
You’ll prepare for the workplace by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and developing relevant problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills.
You’ll complete core studies in:
- social, developmental, biological, cognitive, and abnormal psychology
- research methods
- psychological assessment.
You can also choose electives from specialist areas in:
- alcohol and drugs
- family therapy and counselling
- psychology and gender
- traffic psychology.
Final-year students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a volunteer community placement.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas.
Our psychology graduates have analytical, research and interpersonal skills that equip them for many professional areas, including:
- human resources
- market research
- organisational development
- human services and counselling.
To pursue a career as a registered psychologist, you must complete further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
The Bachelor of Justice will equip you for a wide variety of employment in criminal justice and related security fields.
Past graduates have developed successful careers in:
- state and federal law enforcement
- correctional services
- private security
- defence services and customs
- advocacy (including women’s, youth and children’s advocacy)
- human rights and anti-discrimination
- social and justice policy development for government and non-government organisations.
The Bachelor of Justice is highly regarded by the Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service and all law enforcement agencies. Many of our justice graduates gain employment in these services.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) component of the program includes a 3-year undergraduate psychology sequence completed across 4 years of study. This study is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
To become a psychologist, you must complete further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
When you complete this double degree, you can apply for a fourth year program in psychology (e.g. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology) to gain provisional registration as a psychologist. You must then complete at least two years of further study, which may comprise the completion of an appropriate APAC-accredited Masters degree and/or supervised work experience.
At any point during your study, you can become a student member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Maths A, B or C
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $3,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $3,100 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Justice
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409752) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.