Online Master of Science in Criminology: Human Behavior Focus

Unravel the Criminal Mind

The Human Behavior Focus offered as part of our online or on campus Master of Science in Criminology degree gives students greater understanding of aberrant criminal behaviors. Focused coursework enhances marketability to potential employers and provides a robust foundation for students seeking a Ph.D. in a criminology-related discipline.

This focus requires three classes (9 credit hours) and can be completed online or in person at one of Regis University’s convenient campus locations.

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Pursuing a human behavior focus area in criminology provides a great opportunity to fortify your expertise in a particular area and strengthen your marketability to future employers. Students in this targeted discipline will examine personality development, analyzing criminal behavior psychology, behavioral theory, and cognitive and behavioral psychology. Courses also take a comprehensive look at abnormal psychology and teach how neurophysiology, mental disorders and genetics play an important role in criminology.

Graduates may go on to pursue careers or further education as criminal behavioral psychologists, forensic psychologists, sociologists, socio economic analysts and more.

Human Behavior Focus Courses

To complete a Master of Science in Criminology with a Human Behavior Focus, nine credit hours are required among the following courses:

  • Seminar in Theories of Personality
  • Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Understanding Trauma and PTSD
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Neuroscience of Communication and Conflict
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Principles of Negotiation

Learn more about the Human Behavior Courses offered in the focus area.

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