Study in Human Behavior – MS in Criminology Curriculum

The Human Behavior Focus within the online Master of Science in Criminology degree requires 9-credit hours of coursework. The required courses are outlined below and can be taken online, on campus, or both as a blended program.

The online M.S. in Criminology degree requires 36 credit hours regardless of whether a focus area is pursued. The classes in the behavior track will replace three graduate courses approved by your academic advisor.

What is the Study of Human Behavior?

The Human Behavior courses play an important role in understanding the criminal mind and learning the origins of criminal behavior from a multidisciplinary approach including sociological, psychological, and biological. Students will analyze criminal behavior psychology, behavioral theory, along with cognitive psychology to more clearly understand and address deviant behavior in society.

Human Behavior Curriculum

MAPY 606 Seminar in Theories of Personality (3 credit hours)
MAPY 607 Seminar in Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
MAPY 671 Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
MAPY 628 Forgiveness & Reconciliation (3 credit hours)
MALC 641 Mediation Theory & Practice (3 credit hours)
MALC 642 Principles of Negotiation (3 credit hours)
MAPY 616 Understanding Trauma & PTSD (3 credit hours)
MALC 620 / MAPY 608 Neuroscience of Communication & Conflict (3 credit hours)


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