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 enforcements, legal systems, or with rehabilitation and correction 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 areas to apply to the core psychology learned in the program.

Careers in forensic Psychology (undergraduate)

Correctional officer, Law enforcement officer, Juvenile detention officer, Forensic examiner assistant, Law enforcement department specialist, Criminal advocate, Probation counselor, Victim advocate, Youth prevention worker, Community services specialist, Community relations officer, Administrative investigator, Judicial affairs coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology

Degree Plan [Traditional and Online]

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1338         Finite Mathematics or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1300 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PY 1310           Introduction to Psychology

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 53

 Departmental Major Field Requirements [29 hours]

COU2320         Introduction to Counseling
PY1100            Seminar: Foundations In Psychology
PY2100            Seminar: Special Topics In Psychology
PY3100            Seminar: Readings In Psychology
PY4100            Seminar: Senior Seminar In Psychology
PY2301            Developmental Psychology
PY3330            Behavioral Statistics
PY3150            Research Methods Lab
PY3350            Research Methods
PY3360            Social Psychology
PY4315            Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
PY4351            Internship
PY4391            Capstone Research Project

Forensic Psychology Degree Requirements [12 hours]

COU3365        Conflict Management
CJ/BCJ3301    Criminology
CJ/BCJ4306    Criminal Behavior Analysis
PY4307           Industrial Organizational Psychology

Forensic Psychology Degree Electives [12 hours]

Psychology Elective (ONE course) (3 hours):

PY3340           Theories of Personality
PY4310           Abnormal Psychology

Forensic Law Elective (ONE course) (3 hours):

CJ/BCJ2331    Criminal Law
CJ/BCJ3305    Constitutional Law

Other Forensic Psychology  Elective Options (TWO courses) (6 hours):

CJ/BCJ2310    Criminal Investigation
CJ/BCJ2311    Organization and Administration
CJ/BCJ2350    Crime Scene Investigation
CJ/BCJ3302    Community Relations
CJ/BCJ3304    Juvenile Justice
CJ/BCJ3308    Terrorism
CJ/BCJ3310    Corrections
CJ/BCJ4301    Criminalistics
CJ/BCJ4302    Courts and Courtroom Procedure
CJ/BCJ4303    Interview & Interrogation
CJ/BCJ4304    Ethics and the Criminal Justice System

(Or other CJ/BCJ/LS course approved by advisor)

Electives………………………………………………………………… 18

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………1213,4

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation