Discover your criminology opportunities
Criminology and Criminal Justice students at Griffith enjoy a wide range of experiences that get them out of the classroom and into the field. Discover our Criminology Student Society, internship and work placement opportunities or enrich and diversify your degree with a study abroad experience.
Griffith University offers a number of mentoring programs from first year to help you adjust to university life through to final year industry mentoring programs to help guide you through the transition from study to a highly successful career. Mentoring program on offer include:
Academic Excellence Society (ACES)
You could be a part of our Academic Excellence Society (ACES) which provides opportunities to first year students with OP 1-6, and current students with a GPA of 6 or more. Get exclusive perks including access to conference sponsorships, academic mentoring, career guidance and meetings with industry professionals. Eligible students will be invited to join.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Our criminology Professional Practice course (3008CCJ) gives you an insight into the criminal justice system by working in an agency matched to your interests. Industry partners include departments in policing, communities, health, justice, security and corrections. You’ll develop skills and experience working on real projects with leading employers.
CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT SOCIETY
The Criminology Student Society is a student run club aimed at enriching the academic and social experiences of students. The Society organises academic events such as prison visits, lunch with professionals in the industry and work-place tours as well as letting you kick back, relax and meet your fellow students and staff at social events such as bowling nights, pub crawls and an end of year ball.
Study Abroad Experience
Grace Fryer’s three weeks of travelling before starting her 6-month exchange at the University of Sheffield in the UK - were made possible by the criminology study abroad scholarship.
“By having just a bit more funding, I was able to afford living expenses as well as being able to travel around Europe. So, “thank you” to the criminology school for this wonderful opportunity! It turns out no matter where in the world you go you still talk about the same “founding fathers” of criminology and their theories’.
Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Exchange to University of Sheffield UK 2017)