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Forensic Psychology

Combine your passions for psychology and criminal justice as you earn your BA while majoring in Forensic Psychology.

Why Forensic Psychology at Bay Path University?

Students of forensic psychology apply the principles and insights of psychology to the fields of criminal justice and law in order to better understand criminal behavior.

Some of the services you might provide include child custody evaluations, investigation of child abuse, risk assessments, as well as jury selection, evaluation of the mental state of the defendant, or assistance in mediation/dispute resolution. One of the most popular subfields of psychology, you will find the application of forensic psychology in real-life situations is continually being expanded.

 As a Forensic Psychology major, you will:

  • Learn the motivations of criminal behavior
  • Study the roles of gender, society and mental illness in criminal activity
  • Explore ethical considerations that arise when the legal, criminal justice and mental health systems are involved in a case
  • Understand how crime and incarceration affects victims and families
  • Gain real-world experience through internships with Bay Path’s Community Partners or other organizations including law enforcement agencies, shelters, courts, correctional facilities and substance abuse agencies
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the highly selective Co-Op Program during your sophomore year. The Co-Op melds theory and practice through a seminar class and 100 hours of work experience at a local human service organization.

Three Year Accelerated Degree Option:

Students with a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to fast track their education are encouraged to apply to the accelerated degree program. The program allows students to earn their Forensic Psychology degree in three years of year-round study, enabling them to save on tuition costs and enter the workforce sooner.