Breadth Major in Forensic and Legal Psychology (BM0042.1)
Faculty of Health
Discipline of Psychology
Information for Current Students
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2020 End Date: Current Version
This major provides an opportunity for the students to obtain cross-disciplinary knowledge in Psychology, Legal Studies, Counselling and Social Sciences. This knowledge is ideal for students aiming to work within prison and justice settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation or public sector agencies. It may be taken as a breadth major by students enrolled in any course of the University, including those enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 5258 - Counselling Communication - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9427 - Counselling for Dispute Resolution - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10448 - Forensic and Criminal Psychology - 3 cp, Level A
- 11257 - Law and Society - 3 cp, Level B
- 11259 - Gender and the Legal System - 3 cp, Level I
- 11260 - Vulnerability and the Law - 3 cp, Level I
- 11399 - Understanding People and Behaviour - 3 cp, Level B
- Students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology will already complete 11399 as part of their Core Major. Those students should complete an additional Restricted Choice unit.
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 6853 - Group Work - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8736 - Health Psychology and Behaviour - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8778 - Forensic Science 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11129 - Cultures and Diversity - 3 cp, Level B
- Unspecified credit for programs such as the AIM overseas Winter program in Forensic or Positive Psychology or similar, may also count towards the Restricted Choice credit points for this major.