Pursue a career that places you at the intersection of psychology and the legal system when you earn a BS in Forensic Psychology from Walden.

Examine the social and psychological factors that shape the development of criminal behavior. Explore a range of assessment methods and techniques and discover how they assist in criminal profiling and predicting criminal behavior and victim outcomes.

From child custody to personal injury to violent criminal cases, our BS in Forensic Psychology program focuses on how to gather relevant psychological data and prepare critical background information. You can prepare for greater career opportunities as you change your world and the world of those affected by criminal behavior.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Describe current issues, problems, and trends in the field of forensic psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Use forensic assessment strategies, including interviews and observations, to solve problems related to forensic psychology.
  • Apply psychological theory and research to provide successful interventions for personal, social, and organizational issues in the realm of forensic psychology.
  • Describe the role of ethical behavior in promoting social change in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use guidelines and standards of the profession to communicate information about psychological processes in various forensic settings.
  • Discuss the importance of diversity and multicultural issues when evaluating and intervening with forensic psychology populations.
  • Develop a strategy for personal and career development in the field of forensic psychology.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.


Beyond The Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete graduate courses as part of your bachelor’s program that you can then apply toward the completion of your master’s program.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.


Ginger Jenkins

Ginger L. Jenkins

BS and MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate / PhD in Psychology Student
Now that I’ve graduated, I plan to continue making a difference in the lives of adolescents and to be an advocate for them.
Senior managers are impressed I'm finding a way to earn my PhD while handling a hectic schedule. It wouldn't be possible without the flexibility provided by Walden.
I so loved Walden’s focus on social change. Educational choice and freedom is important to me. Through my research, my writing, and my teaching, I truly can create change.
Brande Halzelwood MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate
David Solot MS and PhD in Psychology Graduate
David Solot
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