Forensic Psychology Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

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Forensic Psychology Major

What Courses Do Forensic Psychology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Forensic Psychology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Algebra
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics