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2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog 
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Psychology, B.A.

Major Code: 7146 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Program Chair
Travis Conradt, 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.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology must successfully complete 120 credit hours as indicated in the suggested curriculum below.

Restricted Electives

The restricted elective in a foreign language requires 6 credits of a language other than a student’s home language. If a student is fluent in two or more languages, these 6 credits will be chosen from the cultural competency courses, which are designated as CC in the course description. 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.


Psychology Bases

Mathematics Core (3 credit hours)

Science Core (6 credit hours)

Electives (35 credit hours)

  • Communication elective 2000-level or higher or cultural competency elective credit hours: 6
  • Free elective credit hours: 14
  • Humanities elective (HU 3000-level or higher recommended) credit hours: 3
  • Restricted elective (foreign language) credit hours: 6
  • Restricted elective (science or technology) credit hours: 3
  • Social science elective credit hours: 3

Total Credits Required: 120

*Students are required to choose two courses from the social science bases list and one course from the natural science bases list.