BA in 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 Criminal Psychology degree (BA) was designed to help you solve issues facing today’s criminal justice system, while giving you the tools to understand the people within it.

Criminal Psychology is More than True Crime

While we all are enthralled by what we see on TV or hear on podcasts, Criminal Psychology takes you much, much deeper. It’s exciting. It’s mysterious. It’s challenging and 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.

Careers for Criminal Psychology Majors

The world of criminal psychology is broad. Possible careers are:

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

We’re ranked a 2022 Best College in the Northeast by the Princeton Review and eighth nationally for Mid-Career Salary Potential by Our 15,000+ strong alumni network has seen the benefits of a small, private business education, and the numbers back them up. Are you ready?

Earn a Rewarding Degree

Protect your community

Understand behaviors

Analyze crime scenes

Fix the system

Make a difference

Solve pressing problems

Internships & Experiential Learning

Our campus community and extensive alumni network are perfectly positioned to help students find meaningful internships and experiential learning opportunities. We’re well known for everything from Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Management, and Psychology, and we offer an undergraduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies as well as our Master of Science in Counterterrorism.

  • KEYS Program Inc.
  • Autism Behavioral Center
  • Merrimack Valley Family Services
  • Euphrates Program
  • Theilen Investigation Inc.
  • Law Offices of Ronald W. Bourget
  • Staples
  • Bulash & Riccio
  • Framingham Juvenile Court
  • Natick Parole Board
  • Worcester County Jail
  • Worcester DA
  • Orleans PD
  • Dedham PD
  • Guilford PD
  • Farmington PD

Meet your Faculty

Criminal Psychology Courses

Required Courses