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Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DPA

Overview

Student writing on whiteboard Build on your Ontario diploma knowlege of psychology and the justice system, in this college-to-university advanced entry program.

You will study the core areas of psychology: social, cognitive, developmental and abnormal, as well as research methods and data analysis. You will explore a variety of forensic psychology courses that apply psychology to crime, policing, the courts, corrections and other aspects of the justice system. You will also have opportunities to incorporate aspects of criminology, legal studies, health and neuroscience into your degree, with the objective of developing unique knowledge and skillsets.


Did you know?

organizations provide placement opportunities
of students are employed within six months of graduation

Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below with a minimum B-/70 per cent average:

  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Behavioural Science Technician (Durham College and George Brown College)
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Mental Health and Addiction Worker (Fleming College)
  • Police Foundations
  • Protection, Security and Investigation
  • Social Service Worker
  • Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees (Seneca College)

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications. 


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offMid 70s
In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward the 40-course Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DPA

Contact information

Career opportunities

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in careers including:

  • Child protection worker
  • Corrections officer
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Mental-health technician
  • Probation manager
  • Psychologist (after further study)
  • Residential youth counsellor

Experiential learning

A limited number of fourth-year students have an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum is an experiential learning tool that provides students with opportunities to acquire workplace skills and knowledge, confront the relationship between theory and practice, and cultivate a sense of personal and professional development. The practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

  • Sample courses
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Brain and Behaviour
    • Confessions and Interrogations
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Essentials of Biology
    • Eyewitness Psychology
    • Forensic Science
    • Investigative Psychology
    • Psychology of Deviance
    • Psychopathic Behaviour
    • Research Methods
    • Sexual Offenders
    • Social Psychology
    • Treatment in Forensic Settings

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.