Forensic psychology examines the intersection of human behavior and criminal justice, and it applies theories and skills from psychology to the legal system, including areas such as law enforcement, corrections, victim services and the treatment of offenders. Forensic psychologists work in a variety of settings including correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, police offices, school and university settings, community service agencies and private practices. In addition to being a springboard for graduate study in psychology, sociology, criminal justice and criminology, the 15-unit Certificate in Forensic Psychology complements undergraduate degrees in psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, biology and chemistry.
Certificate in Forensic Psychology
|Psych 376||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|Psych 377||Introduction to Forensic Psychology||3|
At least two additional Forensic Psychology courses from the following list:
- Crisis Intervention: The Criminal Justice Response to Chaos, Mayhem, and Disorder (Psych 378)
- Juvenile Delinquency (Psych 3251)
- Investigative Psychology (Psych 371)
- Correctional Psychology (Psych 379)
- Psychology in the Courtroom (Psych 373)
- Correctional Theory & Practice (Psych 383)
- Psychology of Policing (Psych 374)
- Additional authorized Forensic Psychology courses
Students must take an additional course to complete the Certificate. Students are encouraged to choose from the above list to meet this requirement, but permission may also be granted for other courses from Psychological & Brain Sciences, Political Science, Sociology or other related disciplines.