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Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) (13D)

Course Structure

In the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies), you take 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives.
This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • Two majors of 8 units each: each major consists of 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four student elective units: CONVENTIONAL PATHWAY - units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it’s your choice. IN-SERVICE PATHWAY: In the In-Service Pathway, Tas Police requirements are that students enrol in the four units specified in the student electives for this pathway.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 8-10 units at advanced level.

In-Service Pathway (for students who are employed as a Tasmania Police Recruit):

Major 1 - Police Studies (In-service)
Major 2 - Criminology or Politics and Policy* or Sociology* (* Different Introductory units to the Conventional Pathway)
Minor - Risk Management

Conventional Pathway (for Police Officers who joined Tasmania Police before 2010 and for all other students who are qualified for entry):

Major 1 - Police Studies (Conventional)
Major 2 - Politics and Policy* or Sociology* (* Different Introductory units to the In-service Pathway)
Minor - Aboriginal Studies or Gender Studies or History or Human Resource Management or Information Systems or Law or Philosophy or Psychology.
This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.

Year 1

Major 1  
Introductory Unit 1
Minor 1  
Introductory Unit 1
 
Student Elective 1
Major 2  
Introductory Unit 1
Major 1  
Introductory Unit 2
Minor 1  
Introductory Unit 2
 
Student Elective 2
Major 2  
Introductory Unit 2
 

Year 2

Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
Minor 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
 
Student Elective 3
Major 2  
Intermediate Unit 1
Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
Minor 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
 
Student Elective 4
Major 2  
Intermediate Unit 2
 

Year 3

Major 1  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 2
Major 2  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 2  
Advanced Unit 2
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 4
Major 2  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 2  
Advanced Unit 4
 
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Degree combinations

The combinations below are study options which should be studied together, eg majors, minors or individual units which should be studied in conjunction with each other, and/or study options which are compulsory in this course. Choose one of the options to see the required units for that combination.

Police Studies In-Service Pathway
Police Studies Conventional Pathway