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Forensic Psychology

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Experiential work term
Internship
Practicum
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DPS

Overview

Student in library Intersect the study of psychology and justice by applying principles and scientific methods to the study of both criminal behaviour, and the judicial system.

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 skill sets.

Students have access to new, modern buildings and innovative labs including:

  • Forensic Psychology Laboratory 
  • Social Science Library 

As an alumna looking back, I see that it was through these four years that I made lifelong friends. Learning became exciting because the professors regularly incorporated fundamental skills, such as critical thinking, time management, research and the ability to lean into their lessons. Currently, I am the Head of the Research Department for a sales company, and Ontario Tech plays a fundamental role in my success here and beyond. Robina Brah Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology Class of 2017


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M courses, including English (ENG4U). It is recommended that Biology (SBI4U) and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) is taken.

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-offLow 70s

Program details

Faculty
Social Science and Humanities

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Experiential work term
Internship
Practicum
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DPS

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.


Did you know?

organizations provide placement opportunities
of students are employed within six months of graduation
summer internship jobs to apply for
  • 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.