The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus, combines interests in human behavior and the desire to positively impact the legal system. Psychology, research, math, science, statistics, and security are the foundations of the forensic psychology degree. This bachelor's degree builds on the understanding of behavioral and cognitive sciences, the impact of our society and culture on behavior, and the tools needed to evaluate those involved.
Forensic psychology students are well-prepared to enter careers in psychology or various related fields, court systems, law enforcement agencies, government security agencies, and law firms, and pursue postgraduate study in master-level and doctoral programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students in Forensic Psychology take 122-123 credits, and the program is normally completed in 8 semesters. Students in the program will receive a broad foundation in math/sciences and research methods, achieved through 14 hours of lab science as well as a 2-course sequence of psychological statistics and research methodology. Psychology training focuses the student on the development of the behavioral and social sciences and the role that they play in understanding and predicting human behavior. Courses in Sensation, Perception & Cognition, Personality & Profiling, Deceptions, Training & Development, and more give students a strong foundation in the psychological science. Students also cover test and measurement theory as they apply to the development of survey and other behavioral measurement instruments that rely on scientific and mathematical protocols. Students combine their psychological training with a solid foundation in global and cybersecurity, forensic science, and understanding of both the US legal system and international affairs. Students must complete a two-semester Capstone in which they will demonstrate their integration of this knowledge a via student-led research project or practicum experience.
|UNIV 101||College Success*||*1|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 222||Introduction to I/O Psychology||3|
|SIS 100||Introduction to Global Security||3|
|CI 119||Introduction to Cyber Security||3|
|CHM 105||General Chemistry I||4|
|BIO 104||Foundations of Biology||4|
|HU 143||Introduction to Rhetoric||3|
|MA 111||College Mathematics for Aviation I||3|
or MA 120
|Quantitative Methods I|
or MA 140
|COM 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
or COM 222
|MA 112||College Mathematics for Aviation II||3|
or MA 220
|Quantitative Methods II|
or MA 241
|Calculus and Analytical Geometry I||4|
|PS 113||Introductory Physics I||3|
|PSY 365||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|SIS 220||Investigative Methodology & Forensic Science||4|
|SS 110||World History||3|
or SS 120
|SIS 200||Introduction to the U.S. Legal System||3|
|PSY 322||Research Design in Psychology||4|
|PSY 226||Statistics for Organizational Analysis & Research||3|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|PS 114||Introductory Physics II (& lab)||4|
|CI 310||Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance||3|
|PSY 311||Sensation, Perception & Cognition||3|
|PSY 336||Criminal and Civil Transgression I||3|
|PSY 313||Personality & Profiling||3|
|PSY 337||Criminal & Civil Transgression II||3|
|SIS 308||Courts and Criminal Justice||3|
|PSY 410||Personnel Selection & Assessment||3|
|PSY 470||Forensic Psychology Capstone I||3|
|BA 329||Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination||3|
|PSY 471||Forensic Psychology Capstone II||3|
*UNIV meets open elective or credit in excess of degree requirements.
B.S. in Industrial Psychology and Safety
The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology and Safety provides the student with skills and knowledge for a career in Aviation Safety or Occupational Safety and Health.
B.S. in Forensic Biology
The Forensic Biology program combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and law to give students the basic laboratory skills and theoretical background required of investigators and leading professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, pre-medical fields, research areas, and legal contexts.