Forensic Psychology/Criminal Justice – Program Features
Internships, undergraduate research, and the integration of psychology and criminal justice provide the foundation for the Forensic Psychology/Criminal Justice major.
Experiential education through internships is an invaluable way to gain experience in your chosen field. It is also an outstanding opportunity to serve the local community. As part of the Forensic Psychology/ Criminal Justice major, you will complete at least 150 hours in an internship, generally in the St. Louis region. Students gain experience in areas as broad as probation, neuropsychology, assisted living, working with children in a wide range of contexts, working with individuals with mental illness,substance use/abuse, and the Secret Service, just to name a few.
Maryville University provides opportunities for undergraduate student research. Generally, a student joins a faculty member and a team of students working on an existing or new research project, or students engage in an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Both options provide an unparalleled educational opportunity to truly understand how the science of psychology and criminal justice grows.