Crime and mental health is a global issue that is growing rapidly. With ASU’s online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, students will focus on the scientific process between law and psychology.

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Licensed psychologists play a vital role in the justice system. For example, forensic psychologists perform examinations and assessments of criminal defendants to determine that defendant's mental state at the time of a crime.

The online BS in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology is a unique program that requires two additional lab courses and advanced statistical training, in comparison to the Forensic Psychology BA degree. This online degree will provide a greater depth of knowledge in the biological and neuroscientific aspects of psychology that are becoming increasingly important both for research and clinical forensic practice. In addition, the advanced statistical training will further prepare students for careers and graduate training involving psychological research, clinical research and legal policy research. Further, this program will provide a solid foundation that can prepare students for the additional graduate-level study required to practice as a forensic psychologist.

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is the home to world renowned faculty who are leaders in this field. Additionally, our faculty members have appeared in the top scientific journals and has received attention from many national and international media outlets.

Award-winning program:

  • One of the nation’s top-ranked departments of psychology
  • One of the best advisory support programs at the University
  • Top-tier research university
  • #2 online undergraduate degree programs in the nation
  • #5 in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates


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ASU’s Department of Psychology faculty members are made up of some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. You will learn from nationally renowned faculty including:

  • Psychologists
  • Sociologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Geographers
  • Political scientists

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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:

Example Careers

Graduates of the forensic psychology program are well-qualified for the following careers:

  • Neuropsychologist
  • Human behavior researcher
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Behavior health specialist


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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