Forensic Psychology Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
Minor Code: 6146 Degree Awarded: none
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s:  main campus
Curriculum (20 credit hours)
  • PSF 2551 Survey of Forensic Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the psychological theories and methods pertinent to the legal and criminal justice systems. Includes victimization, reliability of eyewitness testimony, jury selection, treatment vs. incarceration, insanity, family and drug court issues, and trial testimony. Also explores research and training roles in relation to the justice system.
  • PSF 3515 Special Topics in Forensic Psychology
    Credit Hours: 1
    Offers topics of particular general interest in forensic psychology, criminal justice or criminology when student interest and staffing permit.
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
  • PSY 2512 Psychology Research Methods and Statistics 1
    Credit Hours: 4
    Introduces foundational concepts in quantitative behavioral research methods, including theory building, reliability, validity, sampling and ethics. Covers measurement and descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, elementary inferential statistics and computer data analysis.
  • SOC 1551 Introduction to American Criminal Justice
    Credit Hours: 3
    The philosophy and history of the American criminal justice system. Explores interrelationships among system components to include police, courts, institutional corrections, community-based corrections and the juvenile justice system. Contemporary critical issues such as discretion in the administration of criminal justice, race, due process and search and seizure
One Social Bases of Behavior course:
  • PSY 2442 Adult Development and Aging
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces current information and psychological research on aspects of adult development, old age and aging. Examines the intellectual, motivational, psychobiological, social, performance and personality changes that occur in adulthood and old age.
  • PSY 2541 Group Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Considers issues of group development, socialization, productivity, decision making and leadership. Emphasizes the application of scientific theory and research to the study of group dynamics in real world group situations. Includes cult and crowd phenomena, social loafing, group therapy, work groups and sports teams.
  • PSY 3441 Social Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the areas of social psychology as it has evolved in American psychology, including its history, methods and theories of intrapersonal, interpersonal and group behavior. Reviews sociological approaches to social psychology and cultural processes that affect social phenomena.
  • PSY 3442 Psychology of Personality
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews the major theoretical approaches to personality development and research in the field.
  • PSY 3531 Child Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological principles, theories and research pertaining to the developing child from conception through early adolescence. Includes biological and environmental influences on affective, cognitive, moral, social and personality development.
  • PSY 3541 Psychology of Leadership
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the research and application of the essential competencies of effective leadership such as managing conflict, facilitating communication and leading groups and teams.
  • PSY 3543 Psychology of the Workplace
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the many ways psychology is applied in organizations to improve performance and quality of work life. Includes employee selection and personnel law, performance management, training, motivation, job attitudes, stress, teamwork, leadership and organizational development.
One 3-credit PSF 2xxx or higher course