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The B.S. in Forensic Psychology program provides a broad background in general psychology with an additional strong foundation aimed specifically at forensic psychology. To further the students’ opportunities, four concentrations are offered. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work effectively and ethically with diverse populations (victims, criminals, families, children, adults, etc.) in a wide range of settings (government, courts, business, community, and correctional institutions).
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe current issues, problems, and trends in the field of forensic psychology.
- Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Use forensic assessment strategies, including interviews and observations, to solve problems related to forensic psychology.
- Apply psychological theory and research to provide successful interventions for personal, social, and organizational issues in the realm of forensic psychology.
- Describe the role of ethical behavior in promoting social change in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to use guidelines and standards of the profession to communicate information about psychological processes in various forensic settings.
- Discuss the importance of diversity and multicultural issues when evaluating and intervening with forensic psychology populations.
- Develop a strategy for personal and career development in the field of forensic psychology.
Note on Licensure
The M.S. in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.
- 181 total quarter credits (including 45 cr. completed at Walden)
- General education courses (45 cr.)
- First course (1 cr.)
- Core courses (50 cr.)
- Concentration courses (15 cr.)
- Elective courses (65 cr.)
- Capstone course (5 cr.)