Forensic psychology is a fascinating field that lies at the intersection of science and law. Forensic psychologists interview crime suspects, assess human behavior, and work with professionals in the legal system, from law enforcement to corrections, to the judicial system, to provide important insights for criminal and civil investigations.
Ignite your opportunities in your career of choice, from psychology to criminal justice and law, with a specialized minor in forensic psychology. Broaden your knowledge of the criminal justice system and the psychology behind human behavior by studying the latest research, and learn effective interviewing skills and assessment methods. These credentials will not only strengthen your skill set and your résumé, but will also propel your career forward and increase your earning potential.
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- Undergraduate minor
- 18 Credits
- Criminal Justice
- Forensic Science
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
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Forensic psychology applies science and the law to issues relating to psychology and the legal system. Examine the role of the forensic psychologist in court proceedings and the latest techniques and instruments used in assessment.
How does human psychology affect criminal interrogation procedures? Discover how to assess criminal behavior, determine the reliability of eyewitness testimony, and gain insight on juror decision-making. Study psychological theories and learn how they can help to predict and explain the behavior of the actors in the criminal justice system.
What drives a person to violent behavior? This course explores different facets of the mind and connections leading researchers have made among individuals who exhibit violent behavior, including psychopathological disorders, symptoms, and impairments.
A minor in forensic psychology prepares students for advanced study and careers in a wide range of fields, including:
- Criminal Justice
- Public Policy
- Social Work