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    Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Psychology Major (BA) - Forensic Psychology Concentration

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Psychology Major Requirements

The major in psychology requires 14 courses as described below.

3000-level Domain Courses:

Students must complete one course from each of the four domains below.

One 5000-level Course:

Students must complete at least one 5000-level course from the list below. 

Three Electives:

Electives may be any psychology courses not used to meet a requirement listed above (e.g., additional courses in any or several domains). Students may complete an internship, PSY 3990, as an elective course (strongly recommended).


Students may also count a maximum of two courses from the following list as electives:


All psychology courses taken for Domain credit must be taken for A-F grades. Psychology internships are typically taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

5000-level courses are available to psychology majors who have attained senior status or have completed 7 courses in psychology including PSY 1330 and 3350; these courses also have other prerequisites. Although registration priority is given to seniors who have not completed the 5000-level course requirement, qualified majors may enroll in more than one seminar on a space-available basis.

A student should confer with members of the department when planning a program for a career in psychology. The set of courses a student will take depends on his or her background and special interests.

Forensic Psychology Concentration

The forensic psychology concentration provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of crime, motivations for criminal behavior, and the response and use of psychology in the criminal justice and legal systems. Although a graduate degree is usually required for a career as a forensic psychologist, the concentration introduces students to foundational knowledge in criminology, psychology, and legal studies and includes an interdisciplinary senior seminar.

The Forensic Psychology Concentration is open to students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, or Psychology.

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