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Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology

+PSYC 105 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 215 Research Methods
PSYC 306 Social Psychology or +SOC 220 Self and Society  
PSYC 321 Psychology and Law
PSYC 325 Psychology of Criminal Behavior
PSYC 328 Psychology and Treatment of the Victim
WI-PSYC 342 Theories of Counseling
PSYC 421 Internship in Forensic Psychology (3-6 credits)
+CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 221 Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJU 400 Criminological Theory
SOC 342 Drugs and Society
+STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences

Choose one concentration area:

Concentration in Children Services (12 hours): CRJU 316 Juvenile Justice, PSYC 326 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, PSYC 327 Psychology and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender, and PSYC 384 Advanced Child and Adolescent Development.
Concentration in Adult Services (12 hours): CRJU 231 Contemporary Corrections, CRJU 313 Offender Treatment and Theories, CRJU 314 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections, and PSYC 324 Abnormal Psychology.

Internship Program: Students will be able to receive practical experience in Forensic Psychology by enrolling in internship placements in settings such as outpatient/inpatient treatment facilities, jails/prisons, state/federal courts, probation/parole facilities, community programs for treating the offender population, policing organizations, and agencies related to the family court or treatment of youthful offenders (including schools).

+satisfies a general education requirement
WI writing intensive