Forensic Psychology Concentration
Forensic psychology involves the application of assessment and intervention techniques to informing legal decision-makers and attorneys on questions in criminal, civil, and family law. Those who concentrate in forensic psychology will be trained in relevant law, behavioral science research, and assessment and intervention approaches with a particular focus on juvenile and criminal issues.
In addition to the core curriculum:
- One forensic psychology practicum (800 hours)
- A forensic psychology-focused thesis and dissertation
- At least two years of research in an area related to forensic psychology
- Required classes: Forensic Assessment I and II, and Law and Mental Health
- At least two forensic psychology electives (selected from the following: Neuroanatomy, Principles of Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment of Children, Child Psychopathology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychological Case Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Pediatric Psychology, Substance Use, Neuroimaging, Expert Witnesses (Law) and Behavioral Sciences and the Law (Law))