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Criminal Psychology

Are you fascinated by the human mind and criminal behavior? Crime affects all of us, do you want a career that protects the victims of crime? Our BA in Criminal Psychology was designed to help you solve issues facing today’s criminal justice system, while giving you the tools to understand the people within it.

More than True Crime

Criminal Psychology goes beyond what’s seen on TV or heard on podcasts. It's exciting, it's mysterious, and is challenging but rewarding. At Nichols, you’ll learn skills that can be used in a number of roles across the criminal justice system. You can protect the innocent, fix the system, and earn a real emotional return on your educational investment.  

Real-World Experiences

Our Criminal Psychology program is more than an education. Our faculty and students are connected to local, state and federal law enforcement groups, including the Worcester Attorney General’s office, Massachusetts State Police, and the FBI.

Criminal Psychology Careers

Criminal Psychology professions touch every aspect of our lives, including:

  • Case manager
  • Correctional officer
  • Correction treatment specialist
  • Crime analyst
  • Police officer
  • Private investigator
  • Victim witness advocate