Solve criminal cases. Become a master investigator. Create crime prevention strategies. As a forensic psychologist, you can make a significant difference in the world.
Forensic psychology combines criminal justice and psychology into a unique field where you will study the psychology behind criminal behavior—and help prevent it. By applying psychological science to legal matters, you can assist judges and juries in determining criminal responsibility and punishment.
Corban’s forensic psychology program will equip you to analyze and assess adults and juveniles involved in legal cases, and/or those who may have mental health and chemical dependency issues. You will develop skills in research, investigation, interviewing, critical thinking, and scientific study. Practical exercises will challenge you to wrestle with the ethical and moral dilemmas commonly encountered in the forensic psychology profession and respond from a biblical perspective.
Is Forensic Psychology the right major for you?
- You’re curious about what drives human behavior, especially criminal behavior.
- You’re able to remain objective in the face of highly emotional situations.
- You’re a critical thinker and enjoy solving complex problems.
- You have a strong moral compass and value integrity.
- You have good interpersonal and communication skills.
- You’re passionate about helping others.
Get a Headstart on Your Career
Corban is one of the few Christian colleges in the U.S. to offer a forensic psychology program at the undergraduate level. This field of study is often only available for graduate students. By studying at Corban, you will build a strong foundation early in your education that will give you a significant advantage to excel in your career as a forensic psychologist.
The demand for forensic psychologists continues to grow as criminal law relies more and more on scientific, psychological evidence in understanding criminal cases.
Corban’s forensic psychology degree provides excellent preparation for immediate careers in the criminal justice field, with an emphasis on forensic psychology. It also equips students for success in graduate school, future licensure and a variety of fascinating careers, such as:
- Forensic Psychology
- Parole & Probation
- Psychological Research
- Clinical Psychology
- Law Enforcement
- Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Victim Advocacy
- Expert Witness
What You’ll Learn
Courses at Corban University incorporate the most up-to-date research and theories in forensic psychology. These interactive, engaging and practical courses are built on a foundation of biblical learning, communication and ethics and taught by expert faculty. Each faculty member has years of practical experience in their field and brings a unique set of skills, expertise and experience to the classroom.
Course topics include:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Crisis Counseling
- Family Systems
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Psychology of Addiction
- Serial Violence
- Social Psychology
- Trauma Therapy
- White Collar Crime
- Dr. Sandra Flint – Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice / Forensic Psychology
- Dr. Corey Gilbert – Professor of Psychology, Counseling Psychology program chair
- Dr. Brian Kauffman – Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice / Forensic Psychology
Internship opportunities let you gain firsthand experience in the forensic psychology field. Depending on your specific area of interest, your internship may involve working with public defenders, law firms, treatment programs within the prison system, adult and juvenile corrections, criminal investigators, psychologists and more. Your internship will help you prepare for a career in forensic psychology or criminal justice and give you an edge in graduate school and the job market.