Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1433

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

350

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BCCJ/BForSc), you must successfully complete 350 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 190 credit points for the Forensic Chemistry major; AND
  • 40 credit points for listed elective courses.

OR

  • 170 credit points for the Forensic Molecular Biology major; AND
  • 60 credit points for listed elective courses.
Other program requirements

You are also required to successfully complete:

  • all the requirements for first, second and third year in the degree structure for the Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice before proceeding to the fourth year of the program
  • the following required courses for the purposes of eligibility to continue in the program:
    • 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation and
    • 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems and
    • 2103NSC Organic Chemistry or 2007NSC Human Anatomy.
  • all activities and projects related to the Criminology and Criminal Justice coursework - some courses require practical activity reports for the purpose of assessment (these may include visits to a court, parliament and to various work sites associated with justice administration such as police stations and correctional institutions)

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation  10
Tri 2 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems  10
Tri 1 2103NSC Organic Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 1 2007NSC Human Anatomy  10

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Forensic Science are accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Forensic Science and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Note: It is recommended that students who have not completed Maths B (or equivalent) complete 1017SCG in their first trimester of study. Students entering the program with Mathematics B or C (or equivalent) will not be permitted to complete 1017SCG.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1001NSC Human Biology  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1011CCJ Criminology Skills (offered Tri 3 online) 10
OR
Tri 1,3 5903LHS Language and Communication for Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1 1201SCG Linear Algebra  10
Tri 2   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 2 1008NSC Principles of Forensic Investigation  10
Tri 2 1014CCJ Homicide  10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10

Note 1: Students required to undertake 5903LHS in Year 1 will undertake 1011CCJ in Year 2/Trimester 1 and undertake 2009CCJ in Year 3/Trimester 1 in place of a listed elective course.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1012CCJ Police, Courts and Criminal Law (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 1,3 1013CCJ Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 1   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 1,3 2009CCJ Statistics for Social Research (offered Tri 3 online) 10
OR
Tri 1 1011CCJ Criminology Skills (ELEC students only) 10
Tri 1   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  5
AND
Tri 2   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  5
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 2   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 2 1009CCJ Doing Criminology  10
Tri 2 1010CCJ Introduction to Forensic Psychology  10
Tri 2 2022NSC Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1008CCJ Understanding Social Problems (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 1,3 2007CCJ Sociology of Crime (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 1   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10
OR
Tri 1 2009CCJ Statistics for Social Research  10
Tri 2 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice  10
Tri 2,3 2000CCJ Psychology of Crime (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 2012NSC Molecular Biology  10
Tri 2   Listed electives (for students completing the Forensic Molecular Biology major only) 20
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major courses  20

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 1 3013NSC Forensic Evidence Imaging and Documentation  10
Tri 1   Forensic Molecular Biology major course  10
OR
Tri 2   Forensic Chemistry major course  10
Tri 1,3 3012CCJ Social Science Research Methods  10
Tri 1,2   Listed elective  10
Tri 2 3028NSC Forensic Evidence and the Expert Witness  10
Tri 2   Listed electives  20


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1202SCG Calculus I  10
Tri 1 2103NSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2101NSC Inorganic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 3102NSC Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3105NSC Advanced Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2106NSC Physical and Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 3 3027NSC Instrumental Chemical Techniques  10
Tri 1 3103NSC NMR and Structural Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3015NSC Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology  10

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2007NSC Human Anatomy  10
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 1 2008NSC General Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3009NSC Biomedical Sciences Laboratory  10
Tri 1 3017NSC Forensic DNA Profiling  10

Corrections

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2003CCJ Introduction to Corrections  10
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3016CCJ Race, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 1 3025CCJ Developmental and Life Course Criminology  10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 3) 10
Tri 2 2014CCJ Victimology (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3001CCJ Crime Analysis and Investigation  10
Tri 2 3003CCJ Rehabilitating Offenders  10
Tri 2,3 3006CCJ Punishment, Justice and Reform (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 3010CCJ Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches  10
Tri 2 3020CCJ Evolutionary Criminology (not offered from 2018) 10

Note 1: Offered at Gold Coast and online only.

Note 2: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Note 3: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Courts and Justice

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 1 3016CCJ Race, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1,2 3022CCJ Restorative Justice Practices (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 3) 10
Tri 2,3 2015CCJ Gender, Crime and Justice (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 2016CCJ Courts, Sentencing and Justice (not offered in 2018) 10
Tri 2 2017CCJ Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 2,3 3006CCJ Punishment, Justice and Reform (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: Offered at Gold Coast in Trimester 1 and Mt Gravatt in Trimester 2.

Note 2: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Note 3: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Policing and Investigation

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002CCJ Introduction to Policing  10
Tri 1 2008CCJ Situational Crime Prevention and Security Management (not offered Gold Coast in 2019) 10
Tri 1 2011CCJ Offender Profiling (not offered Gold Coast in 2019) 10
Tri 1 2018CCJ White Collar Crime (not offered Gold Coast or Mt Gravatt in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3021CCJ Crime Script Analysis (not offered Online or Mt Gravatt in 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 3022CCJ Restorative Justice Practices (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 3) 10
Tri 2 2020CCJ Counter-Terrorism Law  10
Tri 2 3001CCJ Crime Analysis and Investigation  10
Tri 2 3004CCJ Professional Ethics and Corruption Prevention  10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 3026CCJ Fraud and Cybercrime  10

Note 1: Offered at Gold Coast in Trimester 1 and Mt Gravatt in Trimester 2.

Note 2: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Note 3: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Research and Policy

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 1 3016CCJ Race, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2013CCJ Crime and Media  10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 3017CCJ Making Crime and Justice Policy (not offered in 2018 & 2019) 10
Tri 2 3018CCJ International Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (not offered in 2018) (not offered Gold Coast or Online in 2019) 10

Note 1: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Note 2: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Security and Intelligence

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002CCJ Introduction to Policing  10
Tri 1 2008CCJ Situational Crime Prevention and Security Management (not offered Gold Coast in 2019) 10
Tri 1 2011CCJ Offender Profiling (not offered Gold Coast in 2019) 10
Tri 1 2018CCJ White Collar Crime (not offered Gold Coast or Mt Gravatt in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3021CCJ Crime Script Analysis (not offered Online or Mt Gravatt in 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 2017CCJ Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (not offered Mt Gravatt or Online in 2019) 10
Tri 2 2020CCJ Counter-Terrorism Law  10
Tri 2 3001CCJ Crime Analysis and Investigation  10
Tri 2 3004CCJ Professional Ethics and Corruption Prevention  10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3018CCJ International Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (not offered Gold Coast or Online in 2019) 10
Tri 2 3026CCJ Fraud and Cybercrime  10

Note 1: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Note 2: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Youth and Community

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3007CCJ Developing Professionally  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 1 3016CCJ Race, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1 3025CCJ Developmental and Life Course Criminology  10
Tri 1,2 3022CCJ Restorative Justice Practices (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 4) 10
Tri 2 2014CCJ Victimology (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 3) 10
Tri 2 3010CCJ Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches  10

Note 1: Offered at Gold Coast and online.

Note 2: Offered at Gold Coast in Trimester 1 and Mt Gravatt in Trimester 2.

Note 3: Entry into 3008CCJ is restricted. Students must be in their final year of their program to be eligible to undertake Professional Practice and expect to graduate by the end of that year. Students must have participated in a formal application process during their 3007CCJ course for entry into 3008CCJ.

Note 4: This course is available to students who want to complete a professional placement but were not successful in the competitive round for gaining a placement in 3008CCJ. It provides an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a criminal justice setting.

Forensic Science

Note: It is recommended that students who have not completed Maths B (or equivalent) complete 1017SCG in their first trimester of study. Students entering the program with Mathematics B or C (or equivalent) will not be permitted to complete 1017SCG.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics  10
Tri 1 2002NSC Human Physiology  10
Tri 1 3001NSC Molecular Cell Biology  10
Tri 1 3006NSC Biomolecular Innovation  10
Tri 1 3007NSC Immunology  10
Tri 2 3004NSC Biomolecular Sciences Lab  10
Tri 2 3012NSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3018NSC Microbiology Laboratory  10
Tri 2 3020NSC Techniques in Molecular Microbiology  10
Tri 2 3104NSC Drug Design and Delivery  10
Tri 1 3005NSC NSC Project (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3 3922ESC Research Special Topic  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 2 3008NSC Pharmacology  10