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What degree plan should I go for to become a Forensic Psychologist.

The on campus schools that I want to go to don't have a Forensic Psychologist degree and neither do any of the other schools I have looked up. I was wonder is there anyway that I could go get a degree plan for this career. #career #future #college #career-plan #psychology


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Collette’s Answer

Hi Arianna,

Based on my experience, you can acquire a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Forensics. This typically takes 4 years to complete.

Have you considered taking classes online? If you have or intend to, there are a number of schools that offer a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Specifically, Southern New Hampshire University offers an excellent Forensic Psychology program (I just completed my degree here), Pepperdine University, University of North Dakota, and Capella University are a few schools that I would strongly recommend.

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Arianna,

Most forensic psychology positions require a doctoral degree. It's always been my impression that almost all psychology majors end up getting their doctoral. From what I read, most professionals in this field spend four years on their bachelor's degree, two years on their master's degree, and four years on their doctorate. Many of the forensic psychology positions require a doctoral degree.

To be a forensic psychologists you will need to have a strong understanding of both psychology and forensic science. You will need strong communication and strategic thinking skills. Forensic psychologists conduct interviews and analyze answers and read body language.

Some colleges to consider are are Southern New Hampshire University, Purdue & Simmons University

Check out this site for the steps to become a forensic psychologist.

https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/psychologist/forensic-psychologist/

Hope this helps!
Mark

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Lee’s Answer

You will need a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Check out the program at Sam Houston State University. It has a forensic focus.

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