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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 or advanced degrees 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, addiction, moral development, neuroscience, social psychology, and gerontology.

Obtaining undergraduate training in Psychology at USJ will provide:

  • 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 experiential learning opportunities include:

  • Implementing a behavior modification program for a toddler with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Helping first-time criminal 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

USJ Discusses Mental Health at Annual Fresh Check Day

October 7, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held Fresh Check Day, the annual signature event of the Jordan Porco Foundation. The organization – which aims to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults – began this event in 2012 to help colleges start a

USJ Course Spotlight: Psychology Goes to Hollywood

July 26, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learning never stops at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ)! With a wide selection of courses divided between two sessions, USJ offers students the opportunity to earn college credit during the summer months. Among the courses offered is Psychology Goes to Hollywood, a class that is running from Monday, July 8, through Thursday, Aug. 1,

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