Forensic Psychology

How can you make an impact on the criminal justice system by using your knowledge of human behavior and psychology? In the Forensic Psychology concentration, you will develop a new perspective on the application of psychological principles, questions of the law that may be relevant to legal proceedings, and other vital areas.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum credits and courses to completion. Credits to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2101 Course Introduction to Forensic Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2005 Course Social Influences on Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3004 Course Psychological Disorders Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4920 Course Applications of Forensic Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code FPSY 4111 Course Forensic Interviewing and Investigation Credits (5 cr.)
Choose 2 of the 4 courses below: total 10 cr
Course Code CRJS 3002 Course Courts and Judicial Process Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4102 Course The Criminal Mind Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4201 Course Restorative Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4203 Course Victimology Credits (5 cr.)

Psychology Elective Courses

Choose two of the 5 courses listed below or any two 3000-level or 4000-level courses from the other BS Psychology concentrations (10 cr.)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSPA 3040 Course Global Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four courses must be at the 3000–4000 level. (55 cr.)

Notes:

  • Walden University undergraduate programs are on a quarter based system. Therefore all transfer credits from outside institutions are converted to quarter credit hours upon review and are subject to all current transfer of credit policies.
  • Please refer to the Catalog for requirements related to your program curriculum. The degree audit serves as your official source for tracking academic progress
  • A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the upper level (3000 or 4000 level) in order to meet University requirements. Students should consult their Academic Advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements and to plan the completion of their degree program.
  • The UL column signifies if an Upper Level course requirement has been met through transfer of credit or a non-transferrable General Education course.
  • For General Education Requirements (total of 46 credits), students must take:
    • 10 credits Communications (must include ENGL 1010)
    • 10 credits Math/Science (must include MATH 1030)
    • 11 credits Arts/Humanities (must include HMNT 1001)
    • 10 credits Social Science
    • 5 additional credits within any General Education requirement
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