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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSY-215)


Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: distinguish forensic psychology from other forensic sciences; analyze ways that psychology contributes to the investigation of crime; describe the role of forensic psychologists working in criminal and civil courts; examine the psychological effects of being victimized; summarize the role of psychologists and other mental health professionals in adult and juvenile corrections; identify the range of career opportunities available to forensic psychologists; and introduce the methods and procedures used in psychological assessments of juveniles.


This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of forensic psychology. Topic includes investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Students develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Science, or General Science (1/20).