Goals and Course Topics
Change Starts with Understanding
Things aren’t always what they seem. For our society to be better, we must understand its people. You can develop expertise in the psychological causes of crime with classes that focus on trends and major crime problems and statistics, the nature and causes of crime, justice agencies and personnel, and the changing features of the American legal system and criminal justice agency management.
A Strong Academic Foundation
The major is structured to give our students sufficient background in correctional strategies, agency and case management, psychology of violence and threat assessment that effectively augment the knowledge and skills they develop in the criminal justice core curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on providing the latest perspectives on offender reentry, population management strategies, offender motivation, theory and policy that will provide you with the requisite educational foundation to effect positive outcomes in offender management.
Our faculty’s extensive experience offers you an innovative blend of theory and practice that is crucial for effective professional education.
Online: Two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
Who Is This Program For?
The Criminal Behavior major is designed for students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. Students will develop an understanding in crisis intervention, counseling, personality assessment and research methods. The Criminal Behavior concentration is offered in the three-semester format and is only available online.
Note: The ability to practice as a professional psychologist or as a professional mental health counselor—is highly regulated in all states. TU programs (with the exception of the on-campus Addictions Counseling program) do not directly prepare one for practice as a counselor, psychotherapist, or psychologist.
DEGREE COMPLETION TIME
The time to complete one’s degree is dependent on the number of hours transferring in. Tiffin University strives to transfer in as much transfer credit for students as possible. With this said, in order for credit to transfer, one must have earned a “C” or better in the course.