Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Forensic Psychology)
Study forensic psychology with this Bachelor of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology. In this online degree, explore how psychology interacts with the law, and learn about abnormal behavior and the function of psychology in correctional systems and legal structures.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What skills do you learn in a forensic psychology program?
Through this psychology degree with a concentration in forensic psychology, you can acquire a better understanding of the mental state of offenders as well as psychological topics related to the court system. For instance, forensic psychologists may be called upon to assess the biases of juries. You can build upon your existing background in mental health, law enforcement, the court system or corrections.
What can I do with a BA in psychology?
With a BA in psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology, you can pursue some specific careers in criminal justice or mental health. If you want to work as a psychologist, you’ll need to complete an advanced degree. Becoming a forensic psychologist requires a doctoral-level education. This program can prepare you for further studies in the field or support professional growth in your current career.
What’s the difference between a BS and a BA in psychology?
ASU Online offers both a Bachelor of Science in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology. This BA will focus on concepts related to human behavior and the justice system, whereas a BS will provide more of a foundation in math and science. Depending on your career interests, you may be better suited to one option than the other. Both degrees can be useful for applying to graduate programs, but the BA offers more choice in course selection during your undergraduate studies.
Will my BA in forensic psychology say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Forensic psychology classes
Foundational courses in the BA in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology cover core concepts, including research, psychology, statistics and the law. In addition, you can pursue a wide range of electives based on your interests, including juvenile justice or specific categories of criminal behavior. Some courses you might take include:
Careers in forensic psychology with a bachelor’s degree
Professional paths you can pursue with a bachelor’s in psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology include administrative and corrections roles or positions as a technician. Other careers in the field may require further education.
Some potential paths, including those that might involve additional study, are:
Admission requirements for the forensic psychology program
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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