This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

E39 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Criminology)

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology – Criminology) degree is designed for graduates who wish to either pursue further study in the area of Psychology, Forensic Psychology or Justice (Honours) or those who wish to be employed within the Criminal Justice system.  This double major  prepares students for work environments such as community-based corrections, custodial-based corrections, offender treatment programs, court based services, mediation services, counselling services, and outreach programs.



Standard university admission requirements, but if entry to Psychology is higher than basic entry, this will be the standard adhered to.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Joondalup campus.  It is also available externally.



Units are required to be completed in strict year sequence (i.e., all first year units must be completed before proceeding to second year units, and second year units must be completed before proceeding to third year units).  The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology ‑ Criminology) comprises twenty-four units of study.  Students are required to complete twelve units in their major field in Psychology.  Students are further required to complete twelve units from their major in Criminology.


First Year

Four Psychology units plus four Criminology units


Second Year

Four Psychology units plus four Criminology units


Third Year

Four Psychology units plus four Criminology units


Semester 1
JUS1105 Criminology 1 15
JUS1111 Introduction to Law 1 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology * 15
PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1 15
Semester 2
JUS1106 Human Behaviour in the Justice System 15
JUS2204 Criminal Law 15
PSY1203 Biological Determinants of Behaviour 15
PSY1204 Social Determinants of Behaviour 15
Semester 1
JUS2173 Criminal Behaviour 15
JUS2205 Criminology 2 15
PSY2202 Research Methods in Psychology 2 15
PSY2301 Learning and Motivation 15
Semester 2
JUS2101 Cultural Diversity, Law and Justice 15
JUS2221 Law of Evidence 1 15
PSY2203 Psychology of Interpersonal Skills 15
PSY2231 Developmental Psychology 15
Semester 1
PSY3303 Research Applications and Ethical Issues 15
PSY3343 Abnormal Psychology 15
Plus two JUS units (from list below)
Semester 2
PSY3202 Personality 15
PSY3304 Cognition 15
Plus two JUS units (from list below)
Semesters 1 and 2
Four of the following units in consultation with the course coordinator:
JUS3101 Police, the Law and Society 15
JUS3131 Commercial and Organised Crime 15
JUS3204 Civil and Criminal Procedure 15
JUS3222 Administrative Law 15
JUS3301 Issues in Justice 1 15
JUS3375 Correctional Studies 15
JUS3401 Issues in Justice 2 15
*PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology must be successfully completed before undertaking any subsequent units in psychology, however, this unit can be taken in conjunction with PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004