[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    Nov 24, 2020  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Psychology Specialization (Online Only)

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The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and those individuals who have an interest in understanding the role of forensic psychology in the field of criminal justice. The area of forensic psychology plays an important role in the investigation of criminal offenses. This course of study will focus on the way that psychology and the criminal code interact together to solve some of the world’s most heinous, violent criminal acts; clinical aspects of psychological disorder as they impact individuals and criminal behavior; the use of psychology when conducting interviews; and the important function of how forensic psychology works within the court system.

In order to earn the degree with the specialization in forensic psychology, a student must successfully complete the five core courses, the four forensic psychology courses, and two elective courses.

Elective Courses (choose two)

Total Credit Hours: 36


*In the Online Program only, CRJ 530 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration  is a prerequisite for all courses.

**CRJ 590 - Applied Project in Criminal Justice Administration  is a pass/fail course and will be offered only three times per year (Fall I, Spring I, and Summer I) over 15 weeks. It will blend all students together regardless of where they have been taking previous courses. This course will not require students to attend University Campus. Contact with the professor will be during scheduled class meetings via a toll-free conference call, VTT (video conferencing), and/or Elluminate.

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