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Academic Programs-School of Liberal Arts Forensic Psychology Concentration Forensic Psychologists work at the intersection between psychology and law. The Forensic Psychology concentration challenges students to apply their research skills, psychological knowledge, and critical thinking abilities to a variety of issues facing the legal system. Students who concentrate in this area study subjects such as: • how psychologists serve as expert witnesses and advisors in courts • motives and patterns of criminal behavior • definitions for insanity • treatment, rehabilitation and assessments used in corrections and in private practice • eyewitness memory • criminal profiling

Public Service Curriculum (On Location) Bachelor of Arts Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Legal Studies (60 credits) Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. FAS HIS LIT HIS MAT/SCI ECO 201 ECO 202 ENG 121 FAS 201

The following four courses should be taken in place of the psychology electives:

FAS

202

PSY PSY PSY

MAT POL POL

240 210 305

205 257 310

Allied Course: SOC 324

Forensic Psychology Social Psychology Criminal Psychology

One Fine Arts elective One History elective Two Literature electives One History Survey Course (HIS 109,110,113,114) One Mathematics or Science elective Microeconomics Macroeconomics College Composition II Introduction to the Humanities I: Greece through the Renaissance Introduction to the Humanities II: Baroque through Modern Business Statistics American Politics State and Local Government Total Major Credits: 42

Sociology of Crime and Violence Total Concentration Credits: 12

Public Service Southern New Hampshire University offers a bachelor of arts in public service for criminal justice graduates and law enforcement officers seeking to advance their careers. State and local police departments prefer applicants who have bachelor’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees are required for those seeking positions at such agencies as the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of State Security and more. SNHU provides transfer opportunities for graduates of any accredited associate in science in criminal justice program, enabling them to complete SNHU’s bachelor’s degree in Public Service in just two years. The challenging, flexible and convenient program provides present and future law enforcement professionals with the education they need to move ahead in their public safety careers. It also provides educational opportunities for criminal justice graduates who are exploring a variety of public service careers. The university offers an array of concentrations, allowing students to tailor programs of study to best suit their career goals and to prepare them for leadership positions. Options include accounting, business, communication, leadership, political science, psychology and education. Students may take courses at the main campus in Manchester, online and on location at our Laconia, Nashua, Salem and Seacoast centers. Evening and weekend courses are available.

Total Minor Credits: 18 Total Credits: 120

Individually Designed Major in Liberal Arts The School of Liberal Arts offers an individually designed major which allows students to draw upon the offerings of several academic departments to create a program of study for students with unique and well thought out learning goals. At the heart of the program is a close student-advisor relationship to assure that the student’s learning goals are articulated, and that the course of study will lead to the achievement of those goals. The cardinal principles of a liberal education are critical thinking skills and a breadth and depth of learning coupled with intellectual curiosity and commitment to active citizenship, in the concentric circles of community extending from the self to the world. Specific learning objectives of the individually designed major vary according to the student’s interest. However, the learning experience itself demands intellectual focus, self-discipline, thoughtful reflection, and the design and execution of a significant work of scholarship. Students entering the major enroll in a semester-long Course by Arrangement. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student determines the educational goals sought and the specific objectives to be achieved through the proposed course of study. During the following three semesters the student meets on a regular basis with the mentor for advice on the course of study, to adjust the program as appropriate, and to focus on fulfilling the learning experience. 79

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog