Department of Psychology

Forensic Psychology Minor

The forensic psychology minor is open to all non-psychology majors. Students must make an appointment to see an advisor for the forensic psychology program. [ View Catalog ]

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The Program

Core Courses (9 s.h. required)

  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 453: Psychology and Law
  • PSY 490: Senior Seminar in Forensic Psychology

Directed Electives (6 s.h. required)

  • PSY 221#: Psychology of Child Development
  • PSY 250#: Human Social Behavior
  • PSY 251#: Personality and Adjustment
  • PSY 357#: Women and Work
  • PSY 380: Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 422: Adolescent Development
  • PSY 424: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 433: Sex Differences in Behavior
  • PSY 451: Personality
  • PSY 452: Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSY 454: Psychological Tests and Measurement
  • PSY 456: Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 457: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 490*: Senior Seminar in Forensic Psychology

Total Semester Hours = 18

*The Senior Seminar in Forensic Psychology is offered each year and rotates between faculty members with expertise in topic areas. The current list of topics includes:

Forensic Psychology: Eyewitness Memory     Forensic Witnss
Forensic Psychology: Legal Issues                 Forensic LgIss
Forensic Psychology: Divorce                      Forensic Divrce
Forensic Psychology: Drugs & Addiction      Forensic Drug
Forensic Psychology: Sexual Assault             Forensic SxAslt
Forensic Psychology: Corrections                Forensic Corctn
Forensic Psychology: Clinical Issues             Forensic Clincl (NEW for Spring 2013)

This course may be taken twice, once as a core requirement and once as a directed elective, but they must be on different topics. Students must have special permission
to enroll in the senior forensic seminar. The specific seminar topic will be denoted on their transcript.

# = Gen. Ed. course

Additional Information

For more information regarding basic training and careers in forensic psychology please visit the website for the American Psychology and Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association - ),

or see the following link for an informational video on an introduction to "What is forensic psychology?"