2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Jan 21, 2020  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Forensic Psychology


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With this minor, students can gain knowledge and skills regarding psychological assessments in court, issues of criminal responsibility, criminal profiling, predicting dangerousness, eyewitness testimony, jury processes, and decision making. Students also explore the use of psychological knowledge in prisons and the psychology of criminal behavior. The courses in this undergraduate minor cover the basic procedures for interviewing both witnesses and suspects and how to select appropriate assessment instruments used in the field of forensic psychology with children and adults.

Note: This minor is open to all bachelor’s degree students except those enrolled in the B.S. in Forensic Psychology program.

 
Required Courses (15 credits)

 

Course
Credits Prerequisite(s) Comments
  5 None Required
  5 None Required
  5 PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Required

 

Choose three of the following courses; two must be at the 3xxx or 4xxx level (15 credits):

 

Course Credits
Prerequisite(s) Comments
   5 CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
  or    5 PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
   5 PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
   5 CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
   5 PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
   5 CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level
   5 CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101 Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

 

 

 

Total: 30 credits

 

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