Forensic Psychology Degree, Bachelor of Science, St. Louis

BACHELOR’S IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY / CRIMINAL JUSTICE

BACHELOR’S IN
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY /
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY / CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

Bringing Psychology
to Legal and Human Services Careers.

Bringing Psychology to Legal and Human
Services Careers.

Psychology increasingly plays a critical role in today’s legal system and corrections facilities.

Maryville’s Forensic Psychology bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare you for a career in the social, community and human services fields. This includes careers in corrections, victim assistance and (with graduate work) therapy. Students take courses in psychology, criminal justice/criminology and social science research as well as complete an internship/practicum in the community to gain hands-on experience.

 

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM STUDENT

 

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

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Maryville provides many opportunities for undergraduate student research. You may join a faculty member and a team of students working on an existing or new research project, or students engage in an independent research project. Both options provide an unparalleled educational opportunity to understand the science of psychology and criminal justice.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

forensic psychology coursework

As part of the Forensic Psychology major, you will complete at least 150 hours in an internship, typically in the St. Louis region. You will gain experience:

• working with individuals who cope with mental illness or substance abuse
• with neuropsychology issues
• the probation process

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ONLINE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

Bachelor in Forensic Psychology/Criminal Justice Online

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THE BIG PICTURE

Forensic psychology is a relatively new field, just a few decades old. During that short time, job opportunities have grown exponentially; people with a forensic psychology degree do social work, addiction counseling, correctional assessment and treatment, and therapy or consultation as an expert witness.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$124,520

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MEDIAN

$77,030


JOB GROWTH

14%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

23,000 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

39
%
GOVERNMENT
10
%
HEALTHCARE
  7
%
SPECIALTY

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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At Maryville, you’ll get to explore your interests in psychology, social science and law professions — and the many career possibilities with a degree in forensic psychology and criminal justice.
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