|Major Code: 7146
||Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Age Restriction: No
|Admission Status: Undergraduate
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Mark T. Harvey, Ph.D.
The Bachelor of Arts Forensic Psychology is a unique program designed to provide knowledge and skills in preparation for careers in several areas of criminal justice in the context of a firm foundation in basic psychology. Forensic psychology majors can pursue careers in criminal justice professions such as crime analysts, police or probation officers, and victim advocates, and in nonprofit and social agencies that coordinate efforts with legal/justice systems, such as domestic violence shelters and victims’ rights groups Some forensic psychology majors may choose to pursue graduate study in criminal justice, forensic psychology, experimental psychology, clinical psychology, crime analysis, criminology or law.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology must successfully complete 120 credit hours as indicated in the suggested curriculum below.
The Restricted Elective in a foreign language requires two semesters of a foreign language other than a student’s home language. PSY and PSF courses other than PSY 2444 Cross-Cultural and Ethnic Psychology or PSY 3641 Political Psychology cannot be used as the social science elective. Communication electives may be satisfied by any COM 2000-, 3000- or 4000-level courses, foreign languages or linguistics. A list of approved Forensic Psychology Electives may be found below.