A Concentration in Psychology and Law is offered for current UCI PhD students who wish to take part in a formalized supplemental training track in psychology and law. This intensive training track ensures that students (a) obtain rigorous training in psychology and law that covers fundamental issues in both fields, and (b) obtain recognition for the expertise that they gain in the program, which will benefit students’ later employment prospects.
In order to obtain a Concentration in Psychology and Law, students must take the following courses:
1 Required Course
P266 Psychology & the Law
Three Additional Elective Courses
P263 Eyewitness Testimony
P265 Memory & the Law
C212 Police, Courts, & Corrections
C213 Crime and Social Deviance
C232 Juvenile Delinquency
C236 Gender and Power in Law and Society
C237 Legal Reasoning
C239a Law and Society
C245 Social Science and Legal Process
The timing of when students must complete their psychology and law courses is very flexible. Students can take these courses either before or after their comprehensive examinations and advancement examinations.
The Concentration in Psychology and Law is obtained as an additional option in the doctoral program in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior (PSB). Students interested in pursuing this concentration would need to apply and be admitted for graduate study in PSB. For information on admission, click here.