The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology at the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus combines interests in human behavior and the desire to positively impact the legal system. Psychology, research, math, science, statistics, and security are the foundations of the forensic psychology degree. This bachelor's degree builds on the understanding of behavioral and cognitive sciences, the impact of our society and culture on behavior, and the tools needed to evaluate those involved. Forensic psychology students are well-prepared to enter careers in psychology or various related fields within court systems, law enforcement agencies, government security agencies, and law firms, and pursue postgraduate study in master-level and doctoral programs.
Embry-Riddle’s Forensic Psychology program brings together many current ERAU strengths in areas such as applied psychology, social/behavioral research, and forensics and security.
The program is one of only a handful of Forensic Psychology bachelor programs in the nation and is one of only a few programs in psychology in which courses are taught by faculty (not graduate students or TAs), with small classes and extensive hands-on activities.
Our Prescott campus has a host of biological and psychological measurement equipment for demonstrations and student research. Students also have access to the forensics labs, cybersecurity labs, and intelligence labs that are part of the College of Security & Intelligence.
Students in Forensic Psychology have opportunities to mentor juvenile offenders and volunteer in the local civil/criminal justice system, conduct hands-on research, pursue professional networking and development, and present their research at national scientific conferences. Psych Club (open to all majors) is one of the fastest-growing student clubs on campus and provides additional social and professional opportunities for students.
About Forensic Psychology at the Prescott, AZ Campus
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology at the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus will receive a broad foundation in math, sciences, and research methods achieved through lab experience as well as coursework in psychological statistics and research methodology. Psychology training focuses the student on the development of the behavioral and social sciences and the role that they play in understanding and predicting human behavior. Students combine their psychological training with a solid foundation in global and cybersecurity, forensic science, and an understanding of both the U.S. legal system and international affairs.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This degree program combines coursework across the Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS), Cyber Intelligence, and Industrial Psychology programs at the Prescott Campus, which allows cross-application of knowledge and expertise.
Psychology training focuses the student on the development of the behavioral and social sciences and the role that they play in understanding and predicting human behavior. Courses in Sensation, Perception & Cognition, Personality & Profiling, Deceptions, Training & Development, and more give students a strong foundation in the science of psychology.
Students also cover test and measurement theory as they apply to the development of surveys and other behavioral measurement instruments that rely on scientific and mathematical protocols.