Criminology major

Studying Criminology gives students a wide exposure to diverse issues relating to crime, security, policing and punishment. Our courses aim to produce graduates with a diverse range of abilities.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CriminologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Psychological ScienceCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Information Technology (IT Security)Course information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Forensic Science/CriminologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

Deakin's Criminology major provides a comprehensive course of study in this growing academic field, with a wide variety of criminology topics to choose from (see below). The major provides a solid educational foundation in the principles of criminological thoughts and research that will enable graduates to choose between seeking employment in related industries or seeking to undertake further study.

Learn from the best

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a lecturer and researcher in Criminology at Deakin University. Kate researches in the area of the laws response to lethal intimate partner violence and the effects of law reform in Australian and international jurisdictions. This research is undertaken with a key focus on gender and justice.
Kate has published the findings of her research in high impact criminology, socio-legal and law journals and has presented at several national and international criminology conferences. Kate has advised on homicide law reform reviews in several Australian jurisdictions and has been sought for expert opinion on reforms to the law of provocation and defensive homicide by several media outlets and newspaper journalists.

Career and Industry

Criminology is an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects. Deakin's Criminology program involves broad fields of study with students covering a considerable breadth and depth of crime and criminal justice issues as well as specialisation in areas such as victimology, media, terrorism, crime prevention, security and surveillance.

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