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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Psychology, B.A.

Major Code: 7146 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Program Chair
Vanessa Edkins, 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 two semesters of a foreign language other than a student’s home language. PSY and PSF courses other than PSY 2444  cannot be used as the social science elective. PSF 3511 , and PSF 3515 /PSF 4515  (if different topics are chosen), PSF 4562 , PSF 4591 , PSF 4791 , PSY 3541  and PSY 3551  may be used as restricted electives (PSF). Communication electives may be satisfied by any COM 2000-, 3000- or 4000-level courses, foreign languages or linguistics.


Freshman Year

Select one course:

Spring (15 credit hours)

Select one course:

Sophomore Year

Fall (16 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Psychology Bases Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Science or Technology) Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Senior Year

Fall (16 credit hours)

Spring (14 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 120

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

Psychology Bases