Professionals with backgrounds in both criminal justice and mental health are in high demand at almost every stage of the justice system. The intersection of mental health and criminal rehabilitation has become an invaluable resource to the criminal justice system. This program will help you understand the psychological impacts of crime and provide you with a background in the various mental health issues encountered in the field.

Forensic Mental Health Concentration

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic mental health frames the field of criminal justice as an applied science where there is an integration of theory, scientific method, and evidence-based practice. This degree program is fitting for students who are interested in human behavior and want to help address mental health needs within the justice system. The concentration also includes courses on theories of personality, causes of abnormal behavior and the effects prejudice and discrimination have on mental health.

Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

This program is available online only.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Major/Core Requirements
Requirements Credit Hours
Major Requirements 60
Courses Required for Major 31
Concentration 15
Remaining Professional Electives 14
Core Requirements 60
Grand Total: 120
Forensic Mental Health Concentration Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
PSY 3350 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 3380 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSY 3450 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4515 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 15