Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology degree

Bachelor of Science in
Forensic Psychology

This program prepares students for range of career options by blending psychological training with a solid foundation in forensic science and the U.S. legal system.

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology focuses on applying psychological research and evidence-based practices to the legal field. The Forensic Psychology program brings together many of Embry-Riddle’s strengths in areas such as applied psychology, social/behavioral research and the forensic sciences.

This degree is one of only a handful of forensic psychology bachelor’s programs in the nation. It is also one of only a few programs of its kind with courses taught by faculty (not graduate students or TAs), small classes and a wide range of hands-on activities.

In this program, students will learn how to:

  • Inform legal arguments and judicial decision making
  • Aid criminal investigations
  • Aid persons in troubling situations (e.g., victims of crime)

Outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to mentor juvenile offenders, volunteer at local civil/criminal justice systems, conduct hands-on research, participate in professional networking and present at scientific conferences. Students are also encouraged to join the Psych Club (open to all majors without restriction) and PSI CHI (Honor’s Society).

Forensic psychology students graduate ready to enter careers in:

  • Psychology
  • Legal systems
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Government security agencies
  • Aviation
  • Law firms

Graduates are also prepared to pursue postgraduate study in master-level and doctoral programs.


About Forensic Psychology at the Prescott, AZ Campus

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology program receive a broad foundation in the psychological and forensic sciences through lab experiences, coursework and mentorship.

Psychological training is focused on gaining knowledge of the behavioral and social sciences and the role they play in understanding and predicting human behavior. Students combine their psychological training with a solid foundation in forensic science and the U.S. legal system.

Through courses in Perception & Cognition, Personality & Profiling, Training & Development and more, students improve their understanding of the science of psychology and become prepared to enter the industry.

Forensic Psychology students also have opportunities to work in our Forensic Science Laboratory, which offers space to learn forensic science techniques and carry out investigations related to criminal and civil cases.

Upon graduation, students can put their Forensic Psychology degree to use in a variety of areas, including:

  • Evidence collection
  • Psychological assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Counseling
  • Victim advocacy

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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