Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Forensic Psychology

An online bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology may provide students with the skills and training needed to help solve complex criminal investigations. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may learn how to use forensic assessment strategies, apply research methods in psychology, and solve problems pertaining to forensic psychology. Coursework within these programs may include general education requirements along with electives and major-specific courses, such as psychological disorders, forensic interviewing, and biopsychology.

Graduates may either seek out entry-level employment or pursue additional education and enroll in a master’s-level degree program in forensic psychology. Bachelor’s degree graduates may find employment opportunities in government, medical examiner offices, morgues, and other criminal justice settings.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 19% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree program in forensic psychology may combine general education requirements along with major-specific courses and electives. In these four-year programs, students may choose an area of concentration, such as forensics and the law, leadership and management, and victims and justice. In these subcategories, students may learn about criminal profiling, motives and patterns for criminal behavior, and eyewitness testimony. Core online forensic psychology courses may include the following:

  • Social Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Courts and the Judicial system

Career Options

Graduates of online forensic psychology baccalaureate-level programs may find careers in criminal justice, government, and the private sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as forensic science technicians are expected to increase by 19% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Court Liaison
  • Forensic Science Technician

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in forensic psychology may further their education and enroll in a graduate-level program in forensic psychology or similar field. These upper-level programs may provide students with additional knowledge on the justice system, juvenile justice, and child protective services.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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