Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Forensic Psychology)

Forensic psychology is the application of psychology to the law. The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology combines general training in psychology with specialized coursework in criminal law, criminal behavior, the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and legal decision-making.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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When courts are faced with cases in which a psychology-related question arises, they may turn to psychologists and ask for help with the case. For example, psychologists might assist the court in understanding a criminal's mental state at the time of a crime or whether a particular jury might have been biased against a defendant based on his or her race. This is the realm of forensic psychology.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology degree program will teach students about the various roles for psychologists in the legal system and help them discover which roles they might like to pursue through careers in mental health, criminal justice or through graduate training. It is important to note that, while there are some career opportunities that only require a Bachelor’s Degree (e.g., police officer, criminal justice administration, corrections, mental health technician), many other careers in forensic psychology require graduate training.

Featured courses


PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)


PSY 494: Psychology of Criminal Investigations


CRJ 309: Criminology (SB)


PSY 368: Forensic Psychology


PSY 468: Psychology and Law


PSY 474: Correctional Psychology


PSY 366: Abnormal Psychology (SB)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online forensic psychology degree have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Behavioral Health Specialist


Growth: 8.3 %
Salary: $61,980

Clinical Psychologist


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $75,090

Counselor


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $75,090

Criminal Investigator


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Mental Health Counselor


Growth: 23.1 %
Salary:

Probation Officer


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $51,410

Psychiatrist


Growth: 11.2 %
Salary: #

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more.

Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more.

Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Admission requirements

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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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

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Top 10%


Best Global Universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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