2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [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 BS in Forensic Psychology program.

Required Courses (15 cr.)


Course

Credits

Prerequisite(s)

Comments

FPSY 2101 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology♦  

5

None

Required

FPSY 4111 - Forensic Interviewing and Investigation♦  

5

None

Required

FPSY 4112 - Forensic Assessment♦  

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

CRJS 2003 - Criminal Law♦  

 5

CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

PSYC 2002 - Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence♦  

or

PSYC 2003 - Human Development: Adulthood♦  

 5

PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

PSYC 2005 - Social Influences on Behavior♦  

 5

PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

CRJS 3002 - Courts and Judicial Process♦  

 5

CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

PSYC 3004 - Psychological Disorders♦  

 5

PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

CRJS 4102 - The Criminal Mind♦  

 5

CRJS 1001 or PSYC 1002 or PSYC 1003 or FPSY 2101

Optional: Choose three, two must be 3xxx or 4xxx level

CRJS 4203 - Victimology♦  

 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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