Charles Sturt University
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The Bachelor of Criminal Justice course offered by Charles Sturt University is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of people involved in criminal and social justice occupations. Developed in consultation with police, the justice community and academics, this nationally accredited course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the criminal justice field.
Students receive foundational studies in subjects covering human rights and policing, social research, punishment and the state, drugs and crime, and social policy in Australia. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their interests and professional goals by taking one of several minor specialisations. These include the subject streams of politics, welfare, justice practice, policing, psychology, sociology, management and juvenile justice.
Some subjects in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice include field work placements with justice organisations, ensuring students gain an introduction to diverse professional environments, and graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation.
To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following:
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this criminal justice course, the subjects you will study include: These core subjects:
Plus five subjects from the following electives:
History and politics
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Charles Sturt University.
Whether you are already working in the criminal justice field or are seeking to make inroads into this fascinating and worthwhile career, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to get ahead and make a positive difference. You'll have the social scientific credentials and the understanding of criminal behaviour to make a solid contribution to any social justice or criminal justice environment. Upon graduation, students are eligible to enter roles in corrections, probation and parole, work with offenders and families, work in juvenile justice, justice research and policy, policing, or other social justice occupations. This course also serves as a strong foundation from which to launch further postgraduate study in the sector.
Wondering where a career in criminal justice could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Criminologist, Community Development Officer, Correctional Officer, Policy Officer, Project Officer, Immigration Officer.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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