Forensic Child Psychology Undergraduate Certificate Program

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Help children who are victims or witnesses

Interact with kids in criminal, first-line service or legal settings.

Detect abuse, provide aid and find answers.

Build a better skill set for your career in criminology, social work or related fields.

Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in forensic child psychology.

Forensic Child Psychology

This certificate is offered to support professionals in the fields of criminology, social work, medicine and other related specialties who must interact with children in a forensic setting (e.g., forensic child interviewers or law enforcement officers) or who are first-line service providers (e.g., teachers, counselors, social workers and nurses). Student will be trained in 1) general forensic psychology with children, 2) child abuse detection, assessment, intervention and prevention, 3) child abuse law, and 4) mandated reporting of child abuse.

Admission requirements

To be admitted students must have completed 60 hours and have a GPA of at least 3.00 and submit a personal statement explaining their reasons for seeking the certificate and how the program will meet their professional goals. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the certificate.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. PSY 505(3), PSY 514(3), PSY 557(3), CFD 562(3).
  2. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.