Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology

The degree in Forensic Psychology will provide students with the core set of education and skills common to an undergraduate degree in psychology. It is specifically designed for students who desire to work in areas of law enforcement, legal systems, or with rehabilitation and correction of juvenile and adult offenders. The degree includes a selection of courses in criminal justice to provide students with knowledge in the area of forensics and criminal justice to apply to the core psychology learned in the program.


Degree Plan

Core Requirements 50 hours

Christian Literacy 18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I (3 hours)

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II (3 hours)

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible (3 hours)

BI 2319 Christian Ethics (3 hours)

BI 3311 Marriage and Family (3 hours)

BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Cultural Heritage Literacy 9 hours

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (3 hours)

HU 2355 Western Tradition II (3 hours)

HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Information and Communication Literacy 9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (3 hours)

EH 1302 English Composition II (3 hours)

EH 2301, 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature (3 hours)

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 7 hours

MH 1338 Finite Math – or higher (3 hours)

BIO 1300 Perspectives of Biology – or higher/approved (3 hours)

BIO 1100 Perspectives of Bio. Lab – or approved matching lab (1 hour)

Personal and Social Literacy 7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness (3 hours)

FAF1111 or 2111 Faulkner Foundations (3 hours)

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Major Requirements 71 hours

Psychology Major Field 29 hours

PY 1100 Seminar: Foundations in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 2100 Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 3100 Seminar: Readings in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 4100 Seminar: Senior Seminar in Psychology (1 hour)

COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling (3 hour)

PY 2301 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3330 Behavioral Statistics (3 hours)

PY 3150 Research Methods Lab (1 hour)

PY 3350 Research Methods (3 hours)

PY 3360 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4315 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 hours)

PY 4351 Internship (3 hours)

PY 4391 Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

Forensic Psychology Degree Requirements 12 hours

COU 3365 Conflict Management (3 hours)

CJ/BCJ 3301 Criminology (3 hours)

CJ/BCJ 4306 Criminal Behavior Analysis (3 hours)

PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

Forensic Electives 12 hours

Choose one of the following: (3 hours)

PY 3340 Theories of Personality

PY 4310 Abnormal Psychology

Choose one of the following: (3 hours)

CJ 2331 Criminal Law

CJ 3305 Constitutional Law

Choose two of the following: (6 hours)

CJ/BCJ 4303 Interview and Interrogation

CJ/BCJ 3302 Community Relations

CJ/BCJ 3304 Juvenile Justice

BCJ 3310 Corrections

CJ/BCJ 2310 Criminal Investigation

CJ/BCJ 2311 Organization and Administration

CJ 2350 Crime Scene Investigation

CJ 3308 Terrorism

CJ 4301 Criminalistics

CJ/BCJ 4302 Courts and Courtroom Procedure

CJ/BCJ 4304 Ethics and the Criminal Justice System

Free electives 18 hours

Core Curriculum Requirements 50 hours

Professional and Major Field 71 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 121 hours


Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent directly to the address below.
    Faulkner University
    Attn: Adult Enrollment
    5345 Atlanta Hwy                                                                                                                                                                      Montgomery, AL 36109