Are you interested in law enforcement and correctional services? Do you want to develop legal and social understanding through the study of crimes and criminals to solve real problems in the community?
Studies in criminal justice and criminology provide specialised knowledge, skills and competencies to work in a range of professional and community settings.
Recent needs of the criminal justice profession are for graduates with skills in social science, criminal justice systems and law, including criminology, sociology and social philosophy.
Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)
Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.
Develop the legal and social understanding to solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology.
Launch a career investigating and prosecuting crime, or defending the accused, with a law and criminology degree from VU.
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Studying criminal justice & criminology at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 3% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
When students graduate they will be qualified to seek employment in the criminal justice system.
Many of our criminolgy and criminal justice graduates also gain employment in:
- community legal settings
- law firms
- security and intelligence organisations
- welfare and support agencies.
Colleges & schools
Our criminal justice courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.