Certificate in Forensic Psychology

February 8, 2016 – 01:05 pm
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Forensic psychology examines the intersection of human behavior and criminal justice, and it applies theories and skills from psychology to the legal system, including areas such as law enforcement, corrections, victim services, and the treatment of offenders. Forensic psychology includes five major sub-disciplines—police psychology, investigative psychology, criminal psychology, correctional psychology, and legal psychology—all of which are covered in the course work comprising the 18-unit Certificate in Forensic Psychology.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Criminology (U09 376)
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology (U09 377)

At least two additional Forensic Psychology courses from the following:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Criminal Typologies
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Psychology of Policing
  • Introduction to Investigative Psychology
  • Psychology of Deception
  • Introduction to Correctional Theory and Practice
  • Correctional Psychology
  • Principles of Forensic Assessment
  • Psychology in the Courtroom

Elective Courses

A maximum of two authorized elective courses, including other courses from Psychology, and courses from other disciplines, e.g. Political Science, Sociology.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Forensic Psychology, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in previous college course work including one college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

Non-degree students as well as students already admitted to a degree program in University College may apply for admission to the Certificate in Forensic Psychology.

To apply for admission, the following items must be submitted:

  1. Completed application form;
  2. Updated CV or resume;
  3. A $35 non-refundable application fee;
  4. Statement of Academic and Professional Objectives: a 300-word statement summarizing how your professional and educational goals are consistent with the objectives of the Certificate in Forensic Psychology.

Source: ucollege.wustl.edu

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