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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Forensic Psychology Minor

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An undergraduate minor in forensic psychology is offered to students majoring in other fields through the College of Education and Human Development . This minor is particularly appropriate for students whose area of study relies on knowledge in psychology and criminal justice, including those majoring in criminal justice as well as other social science and human service related fields (e.g., social work). The forensic psychology minor contributes to preparation for graduate study in criminal justice, psychology, and related areas such as addiction studies, counseling, and law.

Requirements for the Minor

Students must:

  1. complete at least nine hours of course work at Governors State University; and
  2. submit transfer courses to the minor advisor for approval by the first week of the semester of intended graduation.


** Students completing one or more of the required courses as part of their major will need to select additional courses from the selective courses list above in replacement to apply to the minor. A minimum of three Psychology or Counseling courses is required for the minor. Substitutions require the approval of the minor advisor.

Total - 18 Hours

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