Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1607

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

15

OP 2019

66

Rank 2019 (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

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 Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (BGovIntRel/BCCJ), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points for the International Relations major or Politics and Public Policy major; AND
  • 10 credit points for an Employability elective course; AND
  • 30 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

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.

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 Government and International Relations 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 Government and International Relations 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.

Courses in this program may be available at multiple campuses and during different trimesters. Click the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1101GIR Introduction to Politics  10
Tri 1,3 1001GIR International Relations  10
Tri 1,3 1013CCJ Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice  10
Tri 2 1010CCJ Introduction to Forensic Psychology  10
Tri 2 1014CCJ Homicide  10
Tri 1,3 1011CCJ Criminology Skills (see Note 1) 10
OR
Tri 1,2 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 1102GIR The Mechanics of Power  10
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia  10

Note 1: Students who are required to undertake 5904LHS are advised to complete 1011CCJ instead of an elective course in Year 2.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1008CCJ Understanding Social Problems  10
Tri 1,3 1012CCJ Police, Courts and Criminal Law  10
Tri 1 2001GIR Introduction to Political Philosophy  10
Tri 1 2005GIR Governments, Markets and Communities  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 1009CCJ Doing Criminology  10
Tri 2 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice  10
Tri 2 2017GIR International Relations Theory  10

Note 1: Students who are required to undertake 5904LHS are advised to complete 1011CCJ instead of an elective course in Year 2.

Years 3 and 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2009CCJ Statistics for Social Research  10
Tri 1,3 2007CCJ Sociology of Crime  10
Tri 1,3 3012CCJ Social Science Research Methods  10
Tri 1,2   International Relations major courses  60
OR
Tri 1,2   Politics and Public Policy major courses  60
Tri 1,2 or 3   Employability elective  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  20
Tri 2,3 2000CCJ Psychology of Crime  10
Tri 2 3013GIR Power and Policy Making  10
Tri 2 3030CCJ Applied Criminal Justice (capstone course) 10
Tri 2 3001GIR Solving Policy Problems (capstone course) 10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2020GIR Global Security  10
Tri 1 3012GIR Australia's Foreign Relations  10
Tri 2 2019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations  10

You must complete 30 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3007GIR American Foreign Policy  10
Tri 1 3018GIR Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation  10
Tri 1 3027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region  10
Tri 2 2006GIR Politics, Spin and the Media  10
Tri 2 2015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 2 3010GIR China and the World  10
Tri 2 2016GIR Power in East Asia  10
Tri 2 3008GIR Human Rights in World Politics  10
Tri 2 3016GIR The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation  10
Tri 3 3017GIR The Way of the Dictator  10
Tri 1,2,3 3021GIR Research Project  20

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2013GIR Political Leadership  10
Tri 2 3102GIR Great Political Debates  10
Tri 2 3019GIR Parties, Campaigns and Elections  10

You must complete 30 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002GIR Australian Politics and Government  10
Tri 1 2008GIR Chinese Government and Politics  10
Tri 1 2101GIR The Politics of Sustainability  10
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3018GIR Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation  10
Tri 1 3027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region  10
Tri 2 2006GIR Politics, Spin and the Media  10
Tri 2 2015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 3 2010GIR Introduction to American Politics  10
Tri 2 2012GIR European Democracy in the Twenty-First Century  10
Tri 2 3016GIR The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation  10
Tri 3 3017GIR The Way of the Dictator  10
Tri 1,2,3 3021GIR Research Project  20
Tri 1,2,3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations (offered Tri 3 at Nathan only) 10

You must complete 10 credit points from the following list:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3101GIR Work Placement (Political Practice)  10
Tri 2 3004GIR Parliamentary Project  10
Tri 1,3 2008EHR Business Communication (Tri 1: OL,GC,NA; Tri 3: GC,NA) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3114IBA Management Problem Solving (Tri 1&2: GC,NA; Tri 3: OL) 10
Tri 1,2 3001GBS UG Business Internship I  10
Tri 1,2 3000GBS UG Business Internship II  20
Tri 1,2 3035IBA Asian Politics/Business Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 3400THS Career Development  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3020GIR Independent Project  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3029MKT Self-Marketing (NA: Tri 1 & Tri 3; GC: Tri 2 & Tri 3) 10
Tri 2,3 3001EHR Negotiation  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge  10
Tri 2 3014IBA International Business Negotiation  10
Tri 2 3102GBS Business Simulation  10
Tri 2 3101GBS Applied Work Integrated Learning in Start-Ups and Social Enterprise  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002GBS Industry Project  10
Tri 3 3100AFE Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities  10
Tri 3 3003GBS UG Global Mobility Internship II  20
Tri 3 2022IBA China Field Study  10
Tri 3 3034IBA Asian Immersion Study Tour  10
Tri 3 3381LHS Power, Politics and Trouble in Paradise: South Pacific Study Tour  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

You must ensure that you complete a minimum of 60 credit points of Level 3 courses (or higher) and the maximum of level 1 courses (120 credit points) is not exceeded in your entire program.

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 2) 10
Tri 2 2014CCJ Victimology  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 1) 10
Tri 2 3010CCJ Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches  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.

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  10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2,3 2015CCJ Gender, Crime and Justice (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 2016CCJ Courts, Sentencing and Justice  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 1) 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.

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  10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 2) 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 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.

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  10
Tri 2 3018CCJ International Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (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  10
Tri 1,2 3002LFC Community Internship (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 2014CCJ Victimology  10
Tri 2 3008CCJ Professional Practice (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3010CCJ Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches  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.

Government and International Relations

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002GIR Australian Politics and Government  10
Tri 1 2013GIR Political Leadership  10
Tri 1 2101GIR The Politics of Sustainability  10
Tri 1 2008GIR Chinese Government and Politics  10
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3007GIR American Foreign Policy  10
Tri 1 3018GIR Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation  10
Tri 1 3027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 2 3010GIR China and the World  10
Tri 3 2010GIR Introduction to American Politics  10
Tri 2 2012GIR European Democracy in the Twenty-First Century  10
Tri 2 2006GIR Politics, Spin and the Media  10
Tri 2 2015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 2 2016GIR Power in East Asia  10
Tri 2 3013GIR Power and Policy Making  10
Tri 2 2019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations  10
Tri 2 3008GIR Human Rights in World Politics  10
Tri 2 3016GIR The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation  10
Tri 3 3017GIR The Way of the Dictator  10
Tri 2 3019GIR Parties, Campaigns and Elections  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3021GIR Research Project  20