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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Psychology Minor

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Professors: David Foster, Ethan McMahan, Lauren Roscoe, Chehalis Strapp, Tamina Toray
Associate professors: Jaime Cloud, Alicia Ibaraki
Assistant professors: Kathy Espino-Pérez, Jay Schwartz


Create lifelong learners in psychology utilizing the scientist-practitioner model. Graduates of our program will understand the scientific foundations of the discipline and the core knowledge/concepts in the field. Graduates will also be able to apply psychology to solve human difficulties; at both personal levels with self and others and at a community level with the issues and problems that face us as a society, a nation and a world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  2. Apply scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods to critically analyze human behavior.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and/or apply ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  4. Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

The Forensic Psychology minor should be planned with a psychology adviser. The Forensic Psychology minor consists of 27 credits, of which at least 15 credits must be upper division. All students complete a required core and then choose from the electives listed below. 

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