Forensic Psychology Careers

law books next to gavel and sound blockThere are two ways to think about forensic psychology:

Narrow definition: the application of clinical specialties to the legal arena with an emphasis on the application of clinical skills such as assessment, treatment, evaluation to forensic settings (e.g., clinical profiling, insanity cases, competency to testify in court).

Broad definition: applying research and experimentation in areas of psychology other than clinical psychology (e.g., cognitive psychology, social psychology) to legal issues (e.g., eyewitness testimony, jury decision making).  Click here for a description of the different types. 

If you are interested in forensic psychology, you may want to check out careers in law and law enforcement.

Browse through careers at each education level below or click here to view all forensic psychology careers.


Forensic Psychology Careers that Require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

You CANNOT do clinical tasks described for the narrow definition of a forensic psychologist. However, your degree can lead jobs such as the ones below. Browse through these examples individually, or click here to see all Bachelor level forensics careers.


Forensic Psychology Careers that Require a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychology

Browse through the careers available with a Master's or Doctorate degree, or click here to see all graduate level forensic careers.