A certificate in Forensic Psychology provides an excellent foundation for parole/probation
officers as well as for those seeking careers in social work or victim advocacy.
Forensic Psychology Courses
PSYC 362. Psychology and Law. 3 Credits.
Psychological examination of the legal system, including what psychologists have learned about the law, the many different legal topics psychologists study, and the great promise that psychology holds for improving the legal system. Prerequisite: PSYC 111. F, odd years.
PSYC 395. Practical Experiences in Psychology. 1-4 Credits.
A practical work or volunteer experience associated with the student's academic study of psychology. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department, and placement site. Repeatable up to 8 credits. Prerequisites: PSYC 111, junior or senior status, and a minimum overall or major GPA of 3.0. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSYC 320. Repeatable to 8 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
Advanced experience as a research assistant in a research laboratory. A total of 45 hours is typically required over the course of the semester per credit. Prerequisites: PSYC 303 and consent of instructor. Repeatable to 8 credits. F,S,SS.
PSYC 270. Abnormal Psychology. 3 Credits.
A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders and behavior pathology. Prerequisite: PSYC 111. F,S.
PSYC 361. Social Psychology. 3 Credits.
Research on individual behavior in its social context: how the individual acts upon the social environment, and interacts with other individuals. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSYC 111. S.
PSYC 460. Advanced Social Psychology. 3 Credits.
In depth examination of the theoretical and empirical literature in social psychology focusing on attitudes, stereotyping and prejudice, interpersonal relationships, social cognition, personality and the self, and group behavior. Prerequisites: PSYC 111, PSYC 303, and PSYC 361 or SOC 361. F.
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