Forensic psychology is a growing and popular field that focuses on applying psychology in areas of criminal investigations and law.

This degree program can help you:

  • Broaden your understanding of the criminal mind.
  • Grow more confident using a range of assessment tools and techniques that can assist in enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
  • Focus your interests on a specific aspect of the forensic psychology field.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

Choose from four concentrations:

  • Forensics and the Law
  • Leadership and Management
  • Self-Designed
  • Victims and Justice

Acclerate Into Master's

Walden's unique curriculum for the BS in Forensic Psychology program allows you to choose from a wide variety of concentrations to fit your interests, as well as participate in the Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option.

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option. AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework.

Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in half the time, depending on your individual progress and degree program.

Graduates of this program will study course topics including:

  • Social Influences on Behavior
  • Psychological Disorders
  • The Criminal Mind
  • Forensic Assessment

More about our BS in Forensic Psychology program

  • Career Options

    Depending on your concentration, Walden's BS in Forensic Psychology can prepare you for a variety of career options, including:*

    • Case manager
    • Correctional officer
    • Probation and parole office
    • Forensic treatment specialist

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Forensic Psychology program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Forensic Psychology at Walden?

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Accelerate Into Master's

    You can apply credits earned in this program towards our MS in Forensic Psychology program.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

Note on Licensure

The BS in Forensic Psychology is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology professional.



“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | BS in Psychology Graduate