Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Forensic Psychology)

Forensic psychology is the application of psychology to the law. The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology combines general training in psychology with specialized coursework in criminal law, criminal behavior, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and legal decision-making. When courts are faced with cases in which a psychology-related question arises, they may turn to psychologists and ask for help with the case. For example, psychologists might assist the court in understanding a criminal's mental state at the time of a crime or whether a particular jury might have been biased against a defendant based on his or her race. This is the realm of forensic psychology.

Course syllabus:

  1. Research Methods

  2. Psychology of Criminal Investigations

  3. Criminology

  4. Forensic Psychology

  5. Psychology and Law

  6. Correctional Psychology

  7. Abnormal Psychology

  8. Introduction to Statistics