Oasis11- I wanted to add that the field of forensic psychology does not require a forensic psychology degree specifically. Most people seeking a forensic psychology path often obtain a clinical psychology degree. It is usually a masters or doctorate.
The masters degree allows the forensic psychologist student the ability to become a licensed mental health counselor and assist law enforcement in diagnosing criminal behavior.
The doctorate in forensic psychology is rare, but a clinical psychology background will work the same way.
If a forensic psychologist student wants to work with people and diagnose them, then they would seek a PsyD which is the doctorate in clinical psychology.
However, if the forensic psychologist student wants to perform research on criminal behavior, then they would seek a PhD degree.
This degree will also allow the student to teach college courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.