Forensic Psychology Major & Minor

Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology 

The forensic psychology major is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. The program offers training in psychological theory, research methods, and the application of psychological principles tospecific areas in the legal system. The major provides an interdisciplinary background appropriate for students who intend to pursue careers in psychology, social work, law enforcement, or other criminal justice professions. 

Faculty Advisor & Deputy Chair of Advising: Professor Preeti Chauhan,, Room 10.65.17 NB 

Psychology Minor

 The Psychology minor provides students with the opportunity to think and write critically about the mind and human behavior. Students are introduced to basic psychological theory and research as well as several core areas in the discipline of psychology. The minor prepares students to become informed, life–long consumers of psychology. It also provides some background in psychology that can help build a foundation for many fields of graduate or professional study and careers.

Faculty Advisor & Deputy Chair of Advising: Professor Preeti Chauhan,, Room 10.65.17 NB 

Addiction Studies Program 

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has been authorized by the New York State Legislature to issue a Credential in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). To qualify for the CASAC, candidates must pass written and oral examinations after fulfilling educational and paid employment requirements.The Addiction Studies Program, offered by John Jay College, is designed to enable current and prospective counselors, personnel directors, program administrators, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, and students to complete the educational requirement. For those seeking CASAC-T certification please see this document (note this link is not working, we are trying to repair it). Please note that ALL trainings documented in the prior document must be completed, and all certificates of completion must be sent to once the 8 required classes have been completed, in order to receive certification. 

Faculty Advisor:  Professor Elizabeth Jeglic,