2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Criminology | 2017


This major provides students with a broad suite of skills to identify, interpret and evaluate issues around crime, deviancy and justice from a social sciences perspective. Specific units are tailored to develop students' conceptual understanding of criminology and apply these to a range of topics of contemporary social concern.

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major in Criminology requires the successful completion of at least 48 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below. The table illustrates the recommended progression for a Bachelor of Social Science student proceeding full time. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
HAS 131 Introducing Crime and Justice 6Spring
Year 2
HAS 262 Explaining Crime 6 Autumn
Year 3
HAS 355 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 6 Spring
Plus 30 credit points from the list of Criminology electives. At least 18 credit points must be at 300 level.

Criminology Electives

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
200 Level
HAS 261 Crime Prevention 6 First Offered Autumn 2018
SOC 225 Youth Cultures 6 Spring
SOC 247 Punishment: Purpose, Practice, Policy 6 Spring
GEOG231 Maps and Apps for Social Scientists 6 Spring
GEOG241 Urban Geographies: Just and Sustainable Cities? 6 Spring
300 Level
GEOG354 Environmental Crime and Justice 6 First Offered Autumn 2018
HAS 354 Innovative Justice 6 Not Available
GEOG353 Qualitative GIS 6 Spring
HAS 350 Social Determinants of Indigenous Health 6 Spring
HAS 353 Youth Crime and Justice 6 Autumn, Spring First Offered 2018
SOC 352Power, Resistance and Society6First Offered Spring 2018

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 13 April, 2018