B.A. in Psychology (Forensic Psychology Track)
By taking only 42 credits of prescribed psychology courses, students are able to complete the requirements for the major and the track without exceeding the normal 128 credits required for graduation. The three additional credits beyond the 39 that are normally required for a general psychology major come from free elective credits, which are reduced from 24 to 21. If students wish to take additional psychology courses outside the track, including any of the courses recommended below, they may do so as free electives.
Qualifications for admission to the track include the following:
|General Education Requirements||(52 credits)|
College Competencies (21 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)
Language and Culture (6 credits)
University Requirements (13 credits)
|Major Requirements||(42 credits)|
Required Major Courses (24 credits)
PSYC1101 General Psychology I
Forensic Psychology Track Courses (18 credits)
CRIM1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
|Free Electives||(16 credits)|
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENGL1101 and ENGL1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.
ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.
ART AND HUMANITIES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.
DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.
1CO-OP and/or INTERNSHIP is arranged by Career Development. Students must contact the Director of Career Development before the start of their junior year.
2RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES: Students enrolled in the track in Forensic Psychology are encouraged to take the following 3-credit courses as free electives: CRIM2215 Crime and Forensics, CRIM2230 Death Penalty, PSYC3301 Drugs and Behavior, PSYC3324 Group and Family Dynamics, and PSYC3394 Disorders of Addiction.