Online Bachelor's in Forensic Psychology

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Build the Skills to Succeed in Forensic Psychology

Maryville University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology program can help you develop the skills and experience to blend psychology and criminal justice and put you on a path to advancement. With experiential learning opportunities and coursework in three distinct areas — psychologycriminal justice, and social science — our program is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the modern forensic psychology landscape.

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Program Start Date: 01-15-24

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Careers for those with a bachelor’s in forensic psychology include:

  • Community service specialist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Forensic social worker
  • Jury consultant
  • Victim Advocate



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Why choose our bachelor’s in forensic psychology?

Maryville has been connecting motivated professionals with industry expertise since 1872. We focus on teaching first and foremost, employing renowned faculty members who value experiential learning, especially in the forensic psychology program.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online — no campus visits are required

Benefit from psychology coursework designed to meet American Psychological Association standards

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Because forensic psychology has applications in so many areas of the legal and criminal justice system, a diverse foundation of forensic and psychological knowledge is paramount for forensic psychology graduates. That’s why Maryville’s online bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology curriculum includes electives and courses in general education, psychology, and criminal justice, in addition to a social science research sequence and 135 to 150 hours of practicum experience.

Full-time students with eligible transfer credits may be able to complete the online bachelor’s in forensic psychology program in less than two years.


Psychology Core Courses: Strengthen your understanding of human psychology through a series of courses in critical thinking, abnormal psychology, and more.

Criminal Justice Core Courses: Learn the principles of criminal justice theory and procedure.

Social Science Research Sequence: Designed to help students gain an interconnected understanding of how to craft research, analyze results, and present findings.

Internship: Personalize your internship based on your specific area of interest.

Electives: Round out and customize your education with your choice of electives.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020