Criminal Behavior

The Criminal Behavior emphasis acquaints the learner with criminal behavior, group dynamics (such as gangs), forensics, and conflict management (such as how to defuse an irate inmate). Courses provide the fundamental foundation of principles, concepts, theories, and skills required to work with this particular population. Learners may choose to build a profession working with those displaying criminal behavior or extend their studies to law school or perhaps a master’s in criminal justice or criminal behavior. This degree also provides a foundation for higher-level government jobs.

Career Opportunities: Positions such as a police officer, probation officer, parole officer, corrections officer, detention center personnel, and similar jobs in criminal justice. This degree also provides the framework for pursuing a law degree or higher-level government jobs.

This 15-unit emphasis may be paired with the following programs: B.A. in Applied Psychology, B.A. in Applied Studies, B.A. in Leadership, B.A. in Management, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Information Systems.

Coursework15 units
APSY 345
Criminal Behavior
3
APSY 415
Forensic Psychology
3
APSY 455
Conflict Management
3
APSY 460
Motivation
3
APSY 480
Group Processes
3
Note: This information is current for the 2017 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.