Forensic Psychology Minor Information

Examine the Many Ways Psychology Plays a Part in the American Justice System

Forensic psychology is the study and application of psychological principles to criminal investigation and the law. You will examine the many ways psychology plays a part in the American justice system for criminals, judges, juries, victims, and witnesses, and study family and workplace law, assessment, profiling, and the effectiveness of punishment and social advocacy.

To earn the Forensic Psychology minor, you must complete a 24-credit course of study, which will prepare you to pursue graduate study in clinical or forensic psychology, because a career as a practicing psychologist requires a master's or doctoral degree, and licensure or certification.


  • Criminal Justice major Brad Arena recently graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2014. He describes how studying Criminal Justice, interning with the Boston office of the FBI and getting involved in campus clubs and activities impacted his life.

    Brad Arena '14 

    Graduate of Franklin Pierce University 

Want to Know More?

Download the Forensic Psychology Program SheetDownload a Forensic Psychology program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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