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Interested in Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice?

Join a university ranked in the top 10 in Australia for psychology1. Designed and taught by world-class researchers, you’ll study course content that is relevant, up-to-date and informed by cutting-edge research that has been assessed as above world class2.

Your understanding of what makes people tick, and why people act in certain ways, is a valuable skill in a wide variety of industries including marketing, health care, criminology, and social services. Make a real impact on the lives of others by developing an understanding of how society and culture impact behaviour, or how society addresses criminality. Help people overcome adversity, increase their wellbeing and live life to their full potential.

1THE Subject Rankings 2019
22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

UniSA Online offers the following Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice degrees

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Unique courses in your degree

Bachelor of Psychology

  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation council, with further study your degree is a pathway to becoming a registered psychologist.*
  • Draw on advanced scientific methods and tools to understand the way humans feel, think, learn and act.
  • Develop analytical skills and a solid understanding of research techniques to conduct, dissect and interpret research and data.
Use your degree as a pathway to further study to become:
  • Registered psychologist
  • Work and organisational psychologist
Or move directly into employment as:
  • Market research analyst
  • Psychology research assistant
  • Case manager
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Aged care worker
  • Health Psychology
  • Work and Organisational Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Conservation Psychology
  • Connecting and Working with Nature
  • Aboriginal Australians and Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Services and Sociology

  • Develop a broad skillset in demand by employers in the growing area of human services. Choose to focus your studies on ageing and disability, and/or criminology.
  • Combine evidence-based knowledge of human behaviour with a broader understanding of social issues and policies.
  • Tackle practical problems that support individuals and communities to lead happier, healthier, and more independent lives.
  • Disability support coordinator
  • Aged care coordinator
  • Community development officer
  • Crime prevention officer
  • Drug/alcohol caseworker
  • Policy development officer or analyst
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Counselling Concepts
  • Working with Community
  • Australian Social Policy
  • Sociology of Gender and Intimacy
  • Politics and Citizenship in Australia
You may also choose to undertake a minor in Ageing and Disability or Criminology.

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

  • Explore the inner workings of the criminal justice system and discover how it responds to crime and promote justice.
  • Investigate current trends and contemporary issues such as cybercrime, counter-terrorism, police investigations and intelligence, offender rehabilitation, and applied criminology.
  • Study a courses from a range of disciplines, including law, policing, applied criminology, psychology and sociology.
  • Tailor your degree to your interests with the choice of four electives from any UniSA Online degree.
  • Policy adviser
  • Strategic policy and planning manager
  • Intelligence and policy analyst
  • Correctional services officer
  • Child protection officer
  • Criminology and Public Policy
  • Policing Investigations and Intelligence
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Corrections: Offender Rehabilitation and Desistance
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Cybercrime and Digital Evidence
  • Crime, Gender and Sexuality
  • Aboriginal Australia, Policing, and the Criminal Justice System
  • Victimology

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*Your three-year Bachelor of Psychology degree is the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

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