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.
APSY 345Criminal Behavior
APSY 415Forensic Psychology
APSY 455Conflict Management
APSY 480Group Processes