Forensic Psychology Concentration

Offered in: Chicago

The concentration in Forensic Psychology allows students to study the field of psychology and the law in depth. Students will explore areas such as police investigation, court proceedings, policy work, and learn about professions related to the forensic arena. Drawing on knowledge from a range of subfields in psychology, students will gain first-hand experience with forensic research and related clinical interventions with forensic populations. This concentration is well suited for students planning to pursue graduate school in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology (cognitive, developmental, or social psychology), criminology/criminal justice, or law school.

Requirements

Four courses (at least 12 credit hours) are required from the list below. Students must enroll in PSYC 351 LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY. Students must also select a second class that has a service learning component or a laboratory component as part of their coursework.

Only one elective class can be transferred from another institution. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses in the concentration.

Required Course3
LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY
Select three courses from the following:9
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FORENSIC SCIENCE
EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY
CHILD ABUSE/FAMILY VIOLENCE 1
ADVANCED FORENSIC PSYCOLOGY 1
CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGY, & LAW
Total Credit Hours12
1

Meets the service learning/laboratory requirement for the concentration.