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Undergraduate Major Forensic Psychology Forensic Psychology

SNHU's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology challenges students to apply their research skills, psychological knowledge, and critical thinking abilities to a variety of issues facing the legal system. This concentration helps prepare students for careers within the criminal justice field, in areas such as psychological assessment, investigative research, and crime analytics. Students wishing to become forensic psychologists would need to continue on to graduate-level study in forensic psychology, and this concentration provides the ideal curriculum for this pursuit.  

Curriculum

Students study subjects such as:

  • How psychologists serve as expert witnesses and advisors in courts
  • Motives and patterns of criminal behavior
  • Definitions for insanity
  • Treatment, rehabilitation and assessments used in corrections and in private practice
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Criminal profiling

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in forensic psychology program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.