Forensic science can be a broad discipline, comprising of anything from criminal investigations to abnormal psychology. At forensic science schools in the District of Columbia, students can choose from either of these specialties. A master’s degree in forensic psychology uses the main subjects of behavioral science as a way to understand the criminal mind. Specific classes might include psychopathology, psychology and the legal system, ethics, criminal behavior, victim psychology, and individual evaluation. A bachelor’s degree in forensic science is often used in criminal investigation labs. Criminalistics, the American criminal justice system, ethics, statistics, and law may feature in this degree program.
- M.A. Forensic Psychology