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 Applied Forensic Psychology (B.A.)
SchoolSt. Francis Xavier University
LocationAntigonish, NS, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 4,200
Full-time Graduate: 140
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesStudents also require four other university preparatory courses.
International: $9,650

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