Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology (BCJ)

We Make It Real & Relevant With The BCJ Degree In Forensic Psychology

Tiffin University’s Forensic Psychology major is designed for students who are interested in examining the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. In this program, you will develop knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of offenders, victimology, crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment, and research methods.

You will also study the application of psychological principles to the resolution of problems in the administration of criminal justice, such as jury selection, police stress, and rehabilitation program design.

Graduates can begin careers in either a clinical setting where they work directly with offenders and victims, or in a research setting where empirical answers are sought to crucial issues affecting the administration of criminal justice.

A Future With A Variety Of Opportunities

Students graduating with the Forensic Psychology degree have a wide range of opportunities. Previous Forensic Psychology graduates have pursued advanced degrees and have gone on to be accepted to law school, master's programs in criminal justice, forensic psychology, mental health counseling, school counseling, and doctoral programs in forensic psychology and clinical psychology.

The Forensic Psychology program at Tiffin University is a blend of coursework in psychology and criminal justice. This gives you many different opportunities for employment in mental health, social service and criminal justice settings.

What You Can Expect From Your TU Forensic Psychology Degree:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the application of psychological theories and research to legal issues.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate the psychological impact of crime and violence on victims.
  3. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate empirical research.
  4. Graduates will be able to design, collect data, analyze results, and write an APA style paper for an original empirical research project.
  5. Graduates will diagnose mental disorders and understand different approaches to treatment by constructing ITPs.
  6. Graduates will learn how their own knowledge, skills and values match different career choices and be able to act professionally in a real world setting.

Your Forensic Psychology Curriculum

Criminal Justice Core

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
JUS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUS201 Criminal Law 3
JUS202 Criminal Procedures 3
JUS361 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
ENF293 Criminology 3
SCS300 Research Design (w) 3
SCS470 Internship I 3

Forensic Psychology Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
FOR105 Victimology 3
FOR430 Crisis Intervention Strategies 3
FOR344 Psychology of Violence & Aggression (w) 3
FOR460 Psychology & Law (w) 3
PSY360 Introduction to Counseling 3
PSY362 Abnormal Behavior 3
SOC250 Social Psychology 3
SOC360 Multicultural Issues in Society (w) 3
JUS461 Capstone Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (w) 3
One of the following:
FOR365 Drugs and Society 3
FOR485 Death and Dying 3
FOR347 Psychology of Sex Crimes 3
PSY269 Human Sexuality 3

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For more information about the BCJ Forensic Psychology degree program, or the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, contact us at (800) 968-6446.

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