A career in forensic psychology offers seemingly endless rewarding career paths, from working with children who live in at-risk environments to determining a defendant’s fitness to stand trial. This program explores psychological theories of criminal behavior and teaches you how to analyze criminal behavior from a psychological perspective.

Forensic Psychology Concentration

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology will provide the groundwork for any number of careers in the field of forensic psychology. This degree is perfect for students who want to pursue a master’s degree, as most careers in the field do require graduate studies. This degree is also suitable for professionals looking for opportunities in continuing education. The concentration includes courses that span the basics of developmental psychology all the way through the implementation of psychological assessments.

Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

This program is available online only.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major/Core Requirements
Requirements Credit Hours
Major Requirements 60
Courses Required for Major 31
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 17
Core Requirements 60
Grand Total: 120
Forensic Psychology Concentration Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
PSY 3150 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 3400 Forensic Psychology 3
PSY 3450 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4650 Psychological Assessment 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 12