The forensic minor is for students who have interest in clinical, applied, and/or research within the area of psychology and law. It is an interdisciplinary field encompassing mental health (psychology, psychiatry, social work), law, and public policy. Forensic psychology offers a wide variety of career opportunities.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
|Criminal Justice I
|Criminal Justice II
|Current Issues in Forensic Psychology
|Psychology and Law
|Choose one of the following psychology electives:
|Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences
|Techniques of Counseling
|Theories of Counseling
|Forensic Psychology Practicum
|Choose one of the following criminal justice electives:
|Criminal Law and Procedure
|Special Topics in Criminal Justice (must be approved by minor director)
|Violence and the Family
|Police and the Community
|Treatment of Offenders
|Criminal Justice Ethics