Bachelor of Arts

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Details of major sequences


Unit Set Code

MJ-A000045 (major)

MN-A000045 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Criminology provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of crime, including causes of crime and different techniques used to control crime, within the broader context of the criminal justice system. Criminology aims to develop specific knowledge in various crime types, including street crime, crimes in the home, serious and organised crime, transnational crime and terrorism, and key topic areas such as victims of crime, media representations of crime, surveillance and privacy, policing and security; and theoretical and practical skills in understanding and responding to crime problems.

Career outcomes

Promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies and a range of law enforcement and anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government, correctional services, community services and private security industries.


  • To complete a Major sequence in Criminology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Criminology select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology (Core)

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (Core)

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR202Criminology Theory (Core)

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR302Criminology Research (Core)

Complete 2 units from level 2 or level 3, selected from:

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR304Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR305Crime, Terrorism and Security


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