St. Francis Xavier University

Applied Forensic Psychology (B.A.)

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Program Information

School:St. Francis Xavier University
Field of Study:Forensic Psychology
Description:As a student of Applied Forensic Psychology, you will learn about psychological concepts, methods, and practice skills and their application within the legal system. Eyewitness testimony, jury selection, deception detection, criminal law, police stress, forensic risk assessment, criminal behaviour, types of offenders (e.g. sexual offenders, psychopaths, murderers) are all topics that Forensic Psychology sheds light on.

To cement your understanding of the academic material from the classroom, you will receive hands-on experience by participating in practicum placements in forensic settings (prisons, courts, addiction services, forensic hospitals, etc.). Placements vary in length and take place in different settings so that you’ll graduate having experienced working in a variety of settings where careers in Forensic Psychology are applicable. As a student in the program, you’ll need to complete practicum placements in years 2, 3, and 4 of study. Placements can be arranged in your home community, near Antigonish, or elsewhere. In addition your practicum placements, many of your Forensic Psychology courses will include field trips to relevant locations for practice including correctional centres and court rooms.
URL:Applied Forensic Psychology (B.A.) at St. Francis Xavier University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $9,650
International: $9,650

This cost estimate represents the full-time tuition fees for the 2022-2023 year. Please see this website for more information.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Students also require four other university preparatory courses.
Application Notes : Students whose first language is not English are normally required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Please see website for more details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 02, 2022