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.
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.
|LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY|
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE|
|THE PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE|
|EYEWITNESS MEMORY & TESTIMONY 1|
|CHILD ABUSE/FAMILY VIOLENCE 1|
|ADVANCED FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY|
|CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGY, & LAW|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Meets the experiential learning requirement for the concentration.