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Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) Online

Study crime and justice in a critical way, and examine the process of dealing with criminal acts and perpetrators.

If you have ever thought about the problem of crime, how we could prevent it or how society responds to crime, our Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) could be for you.

This online degree gives you highly developed skills and knowledge in criminology and a comprehensive understanding of how all of these factors fit together. Study crime and criminal justice online in a critical way, by examining the selective process of dealing with scenarios involving illegal activity.

You will graduate with highly sought-after skills that will set you up for success in a range of national and international careers.

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Start Date

Feb, Jun, Sep




3 years full time or part time equivalent



Fees (estimated)



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Entry Criteria

Entry criteria

There are many ways you can gain entry into a degree through Western Sydney University Online. We accept any one of the following:

  • Cert III or Cert IV, in any field
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study
  • Work experience, in any industry
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Contact us

Contact a Course Consultant for more information about your specific qualifications or experience.

Call us on 1300 050 928.

Or you can contact us online and make an enquiry today.

Course Units

The below units must be successfully completed to graduate from your degree.

The Individual in Society

Understanding Society

Working with Communities

People, Place and Social Difference

Social Research Methods

Ethics in the Social Sciences

Applied Social Research

Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice

Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

Crime, Deviance and Society

Juvenile Crime and Justice

Crime Prevention and Community

Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Perspectives in Criminology

Gender, Crime and Violence

Culture and Crime


We are here to support you when you need it. Our dedicated support team are available over the phone or online seven days a week to answer all your questions. From technical support through to academic questions, we have the tools and people to make your study journey achievable and enjoyable.

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Career Opportunities

Correctional Officer

Work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates.

Case Worker

Provide advice, direction and services that will assist in the transition of men and women from prison into life.


Compile data and analyse trends in the area of criminal and community justice.

Juvenile Justice Officer

Provide counselling support for young people detained in a detention facility.

Learning at Western Sydney University Online

A unique opportunity

Our Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) is an internationally recognised degree from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world. This degree provides you with a strong foundation in social sciences combined with an in-depth understanding of the criminal mind.

Your online community

At Western Sydney University Online, you will join an online community of leaders. Taught by specially trained online coaches, this degree has been designed to set you up for success. The connections you make could be the next step to a career opportunity.

Learning that suits you

Log on and learn any time that suits you. Study criminology and criminal justice online and be the master of your own schedule in an innovative online classroom.

Start your study journey.

Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Consultant on 1300 050 928.