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Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim+BSc)

  • B1360BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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Title Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim+BSc)
Course Code B1360
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) + Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Forensic Biology and Toxicology
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Murdoch offers combined degrees, which combine Criminology, and another bachelor degree in an integrated course of study. This allows students to gain a range of opportunities for the study of disciplines, which are greater than those for students studying one degree. Combined degrees with the Bachelor of Criminology include the Bachelor of Laws with Criminology and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with the Bachelor of Criminology.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal university admission requirements

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects Crime and Justice related fields, Criminologist, Federal State or Local Government,forensic biology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Note: students must refer to study plans to ensure units are taken in the correct order.

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Criminology Major Core Unit - 3 credit points

CRM100 Introduction to Criminology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Science Course Core Unit - 6 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BSC150 What is Science? - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major Core Units - 12 credit points

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MAS183 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Criminology Major Core Units - 12 credit points

CRM120 Criminological Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM203 Criminal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Crime Science Major

CHE103 Introduction to Forensic Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

OR

Criminal Behaviour Major

BJU150 Law in Context - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

OR

Legal Studies Major

BSL165 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR

White Collar and Corporate Crime Major

ICT171 Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Science Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
Not available this year

MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places) (closed)

BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major Core Units - 3 credit points

BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Elective - 3 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Criminology Course Core Units - 3 credit points

Select from the Criminology Course Specified Electives List below.

Criminology Major Core Unit - 3 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant Bachelor of Criminology major structure to select units.

Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major Core Units - 6 credit points

BMS213 Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students enrolled in the Criminal Behaviour major or the Legal Studies major must select one unit from their major in place of a general elective.

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Criminology Course Core Units - 9 credit points

CRM306 Advanced Criminology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CRM307 Culture, Diversity and Crime - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Select from the Criminology Course Specified Electives List below - 3 points

Criminology Major Core Unit - 3 credit points

Students should refer to the relevant Criminology major structure to select units.

Science Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
Not available this year

MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places) (closed)

BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major Core Units - 9 credit points

BIO315 Bodies of Evidence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BIO359 Forensic DNA Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Criminology Course Specified Electives List

Students may choose any units from this list unless the unit appears as part of the structure of their nominated major.

CRM388 Treatment of Criminal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal (quota of 30 places)

CRM310 CRM Internships (WIL) - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, US1-placement, WU3-placement

CRM202 Corrections - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM389 Psychology and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

CRM302 Children and Crime - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CRM219 International and Transnational Crimes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

LEG323 Social and Welfare Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

LEG391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2K-internal, S2K-external

BRD205 Crime through the Ages - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

CRM301 Crime Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS5-internal

LEG203 Indigenous Peoples, Law and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

LEG100 Law, Justice and Social Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BSL165 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BJU150 Law in Context - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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