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Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSY-215)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2019 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: distinguish forensic psychology from other forensic sciences; analyze the ways that psychology contributes to the investigation of crime; describe the role of forensic psychologists working in criminal and civil courts; examine the psychological effects of being victimized; summarize the role of psychologists and other mental health professionals in adult and juvenile corrections; identify the range of career opportunities available to forensic psychologists; and introduce the methods and procedures used in psychological assessments of juveniles.


This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of forensic psychology. The material focuses on investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Students develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Science, or  General Science (1/20).