Forensic psychology is one of the most popular careers in psychology today.

Forensic psychology is one of the most popular careers in psychology today.

Students learn to apply psychological principles to the law for the purpose of examining issues relating to crime prevention, rehabilitation programs in prisons, child custody cases, courtroom dynamics, and effective policing.

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Justin Weyant '14, Forensic Psychology

Justin Weyant '14, Forensic Psychology

“Taking pride in my success at Becker allows me to continue improving myself while gaining knowledge.”

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Forensic Psychology Concentration

Forensic psychology is one of the most popular careers in psychology today. Essentially forensic psychologists apply psychology to criminal justice. Job opportunities can be found in law enforcement, clinical work and counseling, research, and more. While the best job prospects are available for individuals who have completed doctoral studies in this discipline, Becker College prepares students for graduate study as well as for entry-level positions within this evolving industry.

The Becker College forensic psychology concentration within the psychology program prepares students for careers working with lawmakers, attorneys, and other experts within family, criminal, and civil court systems. Students learn to apply psychological principles to the law for the purpose of examining issues relating to crime prevention, rehabilitation programs in prisons, child custody cases, courtroom dynamics, and effective policing, among others. Students in the forensic psychology concentration also receive an introduction to major research methods in behavioral sciences. Elective courses, a senior seminar, and an internship are available.

For more information about the Becker College forensic psychology concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will apply developmental theory and theories of professional practice (counseling or education) and explore the ethical issues related to their concentration of study.

Students will apply basic research methodology to their fields of study: asking questions, gathering information, constructing hypotheses, collecting data, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.

Students will evidence written and oral communication skills in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, essay, research report, debate, group discussion, and teaching.

Students will gain experience in their selected professional fields as part of an internship or practicum.

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Recommended Electives

  • EXSC2202  Emergency Responder
  • EXSC2203  Personal and Community Health*
  • LGLS2107  Family Law
  • LGLS3292  Conflict Resolution
  • LGLS3200  Topics in Law and Society
  • PSYC2300  Adolescents At-Risk
  • PSYC3300  Addictions Counseling*
  • PSYC4600  Addictions Counseling in Groups*

*Required for those seeking license eligibility in the area of addictions counseling.

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