Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Forensic Psychology)

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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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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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.

Featured courses


PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)


CRJ 260: Substantive Criminal Law


PSY 368: Forensic Psychology


PSY 468: Psychology and Law


PSY 474: Correctional Psychology


PSY 366: Abnormal Psychology (SB)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


PSY 330: Statistical Methods (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

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Mental Health Counselor


Growth: 23.1 %
Salary:

Neuropsychologist


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $97,740

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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

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. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Top 10%


Best Global Universities.

80%


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

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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