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BA in Psychology - Forensic Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program at Southern New Hampshire University is a blend of psychology, law, and the legal system. Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program should be interested in the application of psychology to the legal system and criminal investigations. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

In addition to general education requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program at Southern New Hampshire University offers coursework that presents various psychological theories, principles, and practices to students. It includes an examination of abnormal behaviors, personality theories, cognitive psychology, and human growth and development. Students also have the opportunity to learn how psychology can be applied to the law and legal system. Topics include the social psychology of the courtroom, witness testimony, the psychology of criminal and antisocial behavior, and the impact of violence and crime on society.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology:

Psychology Major Courses

  • PSY 108: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 211: Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 215: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • PSY 216: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 224: Research Methods
  • PSY 305: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 444: Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Free Electives (21 credits)

Forensic Psychology Concentration Courses

  • PSY 205: Forensic Psychology
  • PSY 257: Social Psychology
  • PSY 310: Criminal Psychology
  • SOC 324: Sociology of Crime and Violence

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT ELE: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program, graduates could continue their education with a master's degree. A related master's degree could help students advance and focus their practical training while preparing them for more challenging career responsibilities. Some forensic-related master's programs available include:

  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Juvenile Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Forensic and Correctional Mental Health Counseling

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology program could have the skills needed to seek entry-level positions in courts, law enforcement agencies, legal firms, correctional institutions, and victim service organizations. Forensic psychologists may interview eyewitnesses, give expert testimony, advise on jury selection, and counsel criminal offenders and victims. Possible job titles may include:

  • Criminologist
  • Case Manager
  • Victim Advocate
  • Parole Officer

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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