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Psychology: Forensic Psychology

If you have an interest in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminology, law, or employment in the criminal justice system, this is the concentration for you. Coursework might include psychopathology, psychobiology, ethics, mental health practicum and more. You’ll gain valuable laboratory experience on campus beginning your first year, and enjoy conducting your own research and collaborating with faculty using advanced equipment in our Dolan Center for Science and Technology.

Courses and Degree Plans

Coordinator, Elizabeth V. Swenson, Ph.D., J.D.


The checklist details course requirements for the Forensic Psychology concentration as well as the semesters each course is offered.

Degree plan

This plan will ensure students meet all Psychology major, Forensic Psychology concentration and University core requirements are met for graduation. Minimum of 42 credit hours for Psychology and 120 total credit hours for graduation.

PS/Statistics minor

Psychology majors should consider a statistics or Data Science minor.


Forensic Psychology students complete internships at a variety of sites, gaining valuable experience and references.