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
Required Courses: 6 units
|Psych 376||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|Psych 377||Introduction to Forensic Psychology||3|
At least two additional forensic psychology courses from the following list:
|Psych 354||Abnormal Psychology: The Major Mental Disorders||3|
|Psych 385||Criminal Typologies||3|
|Psych 378||Crisis Intervention: The Criminal Justice Response to Chaos, Mayhem, and Disorder||3|
|Psych 371||Investigative Psychology||3|
|Psych 3251||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|Psych 384M||Principles of Forensic Assessment||3|
|Anthro 3306||Introduction to Forensic Anthropology||3|
|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.