Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.) Minor in Forensic Psychology

Program Overview

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University (CAU), Miami Campus, is to provide you with a foundation in the various mental health fields and with the necessary skills for your entry into various graduate degree programs.  Our program integrates social, emotional, and behavioral theories with current trends in psychology and mental health. This will allow you to develop an appreciation for the worth and dignity of all people regardless of their background, origin, and life circumstances.

Program Highlights

An essential feature of CAU’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology Minor in Forensic Psychology is to expose you to a variety of multicultural topics which will enhance your knowledge and skills in working with diverse populations. 

As a student in Carlos Albizu University’s Bachelor in Psychology Program, your undergraduate studies will be tailored to your academic interests and goals. You may choose to focus your degree in a specific area of study: Cross Cultural Studies, Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Health Psychology. 

Carlos Albizu University students in the Bachelor in Psychology Program have the opportunity to take a selected number of graduate level courses as electives, thus paving the way for entrance into our master’s level programs.

In our Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program, you will be taught by an expert group of faculty with real life practical experience in the field of psychology.

The availability of day, evening, and weekend classes will provide you with the flexibility and convenience you may need to meet other demands of life.

Minor Outline

The Forensic Psychology minor is designed to expose you to the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, including the criminal justice system and to provide you with the necessary skills to succeed in a variety of forensic settings. In addition to the core courses required of all CAU’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology students, the specific courses required for the Forensic Psychology minor are: Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSY418), Introduction to Criminology (FOR200), Juvenile Delinquency (FOR201), Criminal Justice (FOR400), and Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology (FOR401).

Career Opportunities

Graduates from Carlos Albizu University Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program go on to seek gainful employment as social workers, case managers, human resource professionals, certified addiction professionals, behavioral technicians at hospitals, child life specialist, associate behavior analysts, and entry level positions in corrections and law enforcement. Some of CAU’s graduates have applied their studies in psychology to enter the Miami- Dade County Public School system to teach in areas with a critical shortage of teachers.  Others continue their studies at the graduate level in various fields with the added advantage of having the knowledge and understanding of human behavior which enriches their skills.

 

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