Law and Human Behavior (Certificate)

"Law and human behavior" is an umbrella term that encompasses various aspects of forensic psychology, law and justice. This rapidly emerging field examines how the justice system intersects with the mental health professions. This 18-credit hour certificate program focuses on the criminal justice aspects of forensic psychology, emphasizing victimology, offender treatment, criminal incapacity, mental health law, juvenile justice and delinquency, and the dynamics of how the criminal justice system intersects with behavioral science. The program is designed to provide students of social services and social sciences with an understanding of important but understudied areas where justice policy is in desperate need of empirical, psychological research.

Program Offered

Law and Human Behavior (Certificate)

Offered by
College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Downtown, Tempe, West

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

Required Core -- 12 credit hours
Electives -- 6 credit hours
Choose at least two courses from outside of one's major:
Notes: Only those relevant to law and human behavior
Notes: Only those relevant to law and human behavior
Notes: Only those relevant to law and human behavior
1. It is the student's responsibility to check the prerequisites required by courses in their discipline.
2. Special Topics courses (CRJ 494 and PSY 494) will be designated and approved by departments and schools. Students will need to work with an advisor in order to select appropriate special topics courses that are approved for credit in the law and human behavior certificate program.
3. At least 12 credit hours must be taken in-residence at ASU.
4. A "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required in all core and elective course work required for the certificate.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.