As part of the behavioral sciences, forensic psychology schools in District of Columbia also include aspects of criminal law, the legal system, and criminal justice. A master’s degree is often necessary to work in this field. Bachelor’s degrees, while available, are limited in their application. Because of the nature of forensic psychology, related jobs can be very stressful. Courses in this specialty include maladaptive behavior, research methods, individual evaluation, ethics, criminal behavior, psychology and the legal system, treatment and evaluation of offenders, and victim psychology.
- M.A. Forensic Psychology