Psychology, B.A.

Build a foundation for professional work in a variety of fields as a USJ Psychology student

USJ’s Psychology program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in counseling, behavior analysis, criminal justice, education, health care, social services, government, business, industry, and more.

Take the first step toward a career as an occupational therapist, ranked the No. 13 best job by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue one of the best majors for the job, Psychology.

Psychology majors receive personalized advising and mentoring from a team of dedicated professors with expertise/interest areas that include autism, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, the psychology of women, moral development, neuroscience, social psychology and gerontology.

Contact us to learn more about our programs, which include:

  • An exciting curriculum that will prepare you to address pressing human and societal needs
  • Internships to apply your knowledge and begin your professional experience
  • Excellent preparation for the workplace or graduate study
  • Flexible courses held on days, evenings, and online to meet your needs

Apply your education through work at local schools, hospitals, corporations, research centers, housing institutions, and community organizations. Recent field-study opportunities have included:

  • Implementing a behavior modification program for an autistic toddler
  • Helping first-time offenders develop life skills
  • Assisting a school psychologist with anti-bullying programs
  • Creating art therapy experiences for developmentally delayed students


  • Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis (Undergraduate Programs)
    This concentration requires nine credits in the following:

    • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Human Development
    • Behavior Analysis
  • Criminal Justice/Mental Health
    This concentration requires nine credits in the following:

    • Forensic Psychology or Victimology
    • Psychopathology
    • Criminal Justice/Mental Health

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