The Bachelor of Justice and Society requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.
A Criminology stream and a Law Pathway are available in the Bachelor of Justice and Society. Both the Criminology stream and the Law Pathway have different admission requirements to the standard Bachelor of Justice and Society. In order to undertake the Criminology stream or Law Pathway commencing students must apply for admission into the stream or Pathway through SATAC.
Students who are enrolled in either the standard Bachelor of Justice and Society or the Criminology stream may apply to transfer between these two programs. To be eligible for transfer students must meet the admission requirements for that program. Students transferring may receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed depending on topics undertaken. Students cannot transfer into the one-year Law Pathway from either the standard Bachelor of Justice in Society or the Criminology stream.
Students wishing to continue to Honours may do so in Legal Studies, or one of the other disciplines that offer major sequences within this degree. Students should ensure that they meet the individual admission requirements or their selected area of specialisation.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course is designed to give students the intellectual tools to research and evaluate the way the legal system works in practice in society.
- an understanding of concepts central to the structure and functioning of a just society, such as rights, laws, freedom, power and rules
- an overview of how modern society works, as well as different conceptions of justice
- skills to research and analyse social issues and assess proposals for social change
- a specific understanding of social policy, including how public policy is developed, implemented, reviewed and reformed within society.
Upon graduating, students will:
- have acquired high levels of knowledge and skills relevant to and applicable in many occupations
- understand concepts central to the structure and functioning of a just society, such as rights, laws, freedom, power and rules
- understand the function of justice representatives in contemporary society
- have the ability to reason and argue clearly
- understand complex positions and their implications
- have the ability to recognise and resolve issues involving values
- have the skills to research and analyse social issues and assess proposals for social change
- have the skills required to understand and constructively critique contemporary life.
To qualify for The Bachelor of Justice and Society, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to one of the following programs:
- Bachelor of Justice and Society
- Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway)
- Bachelor of Justice and Society (Criminology)
The Bachelor of Justice and Society may also be studied in a combined degrees program with a: