Specialization in Forensic Psychology
The Forensic Psychology Specialization will expose you to the intersection between psychology as the study of human behavior and the legal system as society's attempt to control human behavior. The courses in this specialization examine how the science and profession of psychology may be applied to the legal system.
Students critically analyze the behavioral assumptions underlying legal issues and assess how psychological knowledge might enhance or change current law. With an emphasis on research, you will be expected to engage in focused areas of psycho-legal research that will have social justice implications for both psychology and law.
The Forensic Psychology Specialization is designed to encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in forensic and clinical psychology, law, and/ or criminal justice.