The University of Houston-Victoria offers a 66-semester hour degree in forensic psychology that is designed to meet the educational requirements for the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential and/or the Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) credential.
Common Core (30 semester hours)
The following courses are required for all three degrees:
Students must pass a comprehensive exam to graduate. The forensic psychology comprehensive exam is a 3-hour 220-item multiple choice exam that consists of 20 items each from the following, and each of the core courses.
Student progress will be reviewed on a regular basis with the intention of identifying students who may need remediation to continue in the program. Continuation in the counseling psychology, forensic psychology, or school psychology program requires satisfactory academic performance, appropriate personal attributes, and ethical behavior. In addition, students must demonstrate the acquisition of appropriate clinical and professional skills. All students are evaluated annually and as needed for academic progress and professional behavior and development. A student who fails to meet minimal criteria will be asked to sign a probation agreement that specifies the remediation terms for continuation in the program. Dismissal from the program will result if the student fails to follow the terms of the agreement. Graduate Psychology students who have not enrolled in classes for a one-year period must reapply to their program to gain admission status. More detailed information about the minimal criteria for continuation in the program may be obtained from the student’s academic advisor or the program coordinator.